Therapy Approaches

Kidthink Psychology utilises a number of evidence-based psychological therapy approaches, specifically matched to the needs of your child and the capacity of your family. This means that everything your psychologist discusses with you or implements with your child or family has been carefully selected and proven through research to be an effective way of treating their particular difficulty.

An essential part of maximising the effectiveness of psychological therapy is the work done in between sessions. Just like learning a new skill such as the piano, practice is very important when it comes to learning new ways of thinking, reacting or doing particular activities. The more effort you and your child put in, the more you will get out of psychological therapy. It is important that you are honest and realistic about how much time you can allocate to implementing recommended strategies when establishing a plan with the psychologist.
Some of the therapeutic approaches used at Kidthink include:
  • Assessment of behaviour and development
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Developmental Social Pragmatic model
  • SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) Approach to Feeding
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Social skill training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Triple P Stepping Stones adaptation
  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
  • Toilet Time - Toilet Training for Young Children with Developmental Delay
  • Sleepwise - Positive Sleeping Practices for Young Children with Developmental Delay
  • Parent education and training
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Family-centred practice
  • Play-based therapy
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration with therapies including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatry