New Online Video Series to Help Parents Assess and Manage Childhood Behavior

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Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services recently compiled a series of “how-to” videos in order to help parents cope with and manage behavioral problems associated with growing up, varying in scope from public crying, aggression and picky eating to seclusion, empathy and the need for therapy, all while keeping an eye out for common disorders. How to responsibly react and adapt to your child’s changing behaviors, habits and emotional state is about to get a whole lot easier.

Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services (Scottsdale PBS) acknowledges that successfully managing the behavior of kids as they grow from toddlers to adolescents can be extremely complicated, and the questions that come with this territory never seem to end. The increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder only adds to the confusion.

In fact, as the outside influences children are exposed to continue to change and expand, the questions only grow in number. Answering them becomes even more difficult a challenge. New sources of information and rapidly evolving technology have made it increasingly difficult for parents to respond to their own concerns about their child’s physical and mental health in a competent and confident manner because accurate, reputable information is not as easily accessible as it once was.

That is why the organization decided to take a proactive step to address the concerns that nearly all parents share. Not only do the videos published by Scottsdale PBS explain the basic psychology that transcends these outside influences and technologies, but they also teach parents what to look for in a child’s behavior to discern whether professional intervention may be necessary now or in the future.

When it is, the Scottsdale staff is ready to implement an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach to addressing these issues. Scottsdale uses ABA to first assess a child’s behavior through short, personalized interviews before moving on to observe and measure that behavior in the environments where it occurs. After the function of that behavior is found, personalized treatment can begin.

The ultimate goal is to gradually change the child’s behavior to reflect more socially acceptable norms that lead to a higher quality of living for both child and parent.

The Scottsdale PBS staff is trained to both supervise and advise through constant feedback. The team meets periodically to discuss updated program changes and review documented findings. In addition, staff may travel to provide services and counsel at home or school when required.

Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services
22555 N. Miller Road, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 410-4040
https://www.scottsdalepbs.com/

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