Behavioral Pediatrics

 

All children have behavioral problems from time to time – it’s part of being a child! However, when your child’s behavior is getting in the way of family relationships, learning, or making friends, it’s time to seek the advice of a pediatric psychologist. We treat a broad range of behavior disorders in typically developing children and teens while collaborating with your child’s pediatrician and/or medical specialists to help rule out possible medical causes. By incorporating evidence-based techniques and treatment, families are able to experience relief and learn coping strategies quickly.

 

We Treat:

 

  • Adjustment Reaction Disorders

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Bedtime Routines

  • Childhood Fears and Phobias

  • Coping with Chronic Diseases

  • Potty Training

  • Tics and other habit disorders (using CBIT*)

  • Mealtime Behavior Problems

  • Noncompliance

  • Recurrent Abdominal Pain

  • Tantrums

  • Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling)

 

Helping Your Child Thrive

 

Once medical causes are ruled-out, a variety of techniques are employed to combat behavioral problems including parent management training (PMT), cognitive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT), behavioral reward systems, and cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) to help extinguish problematic behaviors in your child. To schedule a consultation to determine how we can best help you and your child/teen, please contact us at (503) 636-0508.

 

Your First Visit

 

Prior to your child’s first appointment, we ask you to complete a few questionnaires about your child’s medical history and behavior. If your child is experiencing problems at school, we’ll also ask for school records and assessments from your child’s primary teachers.

 

The first appointment will include a comprehensive behavioral assessment and a review of your child’s medical history. These will form the basis of a diagnosis and treatment plan. If we cannot help you, we’ll assist you in finding other appropriate resources.