Child psychologists are primarily specialized in understanding the basic psychological needs of children and adolescents and how the family and social contexts influence their cognitive development, socio-emotional adjustment, behavioral adaptation and health status.
Psychologists at small wonders study assess and treat psychological and social problems experienced by children and adolescents. They work with children, who may experience the following:
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Conduct disorders
- Enuresis (bed wetting)
- Learning disabilities
- School phobia
- Posttraumatic stress disorder or a host of other emotional, behavioral, or medical problems
The psychologist provides consultation to teachers, school counselors, pediatricians, day care workers, parents, and others as part of comprehensive treatment plan. In cases where required they may assist teachers in classroom behavior management or parents in developing better parenting skills.