Psychosocial Rehabilitation of Children Analytical Essay by jlatigue

Looks at the way psychosocial rehabilitation specialist help children who suffer from emotional disturbances overcome maladaptive behaviors.
# 150367 | 1,390 words | 7 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Feb 04, 2012 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper applies theories of behavioral, cognitive and socialization strategies to rehabilitate the behaviors of children who are emotionally disturbed. In the area of behavior strategies, the author reviews the relationships within the family, the child's peer interactions and his social skills, his aggressive behavior and academic difficulties.
The paper suggests ways to motivate the child based on Piaget's cognitive theory and to become better socialized by developing routines and using reinforcement.

Table of Contents:
Behavioral Strategies
Family Relationships
Peer Interactions and Social Skills
Academic Difficulties
Cognitive Strategies
Socialization Strategies
Routine, Structure and Reinforcement

From the Paper:

"Swiss psychologist and biologist Jean Piaget focused on observing how children make sense of his or her surroundings. He developed a four stage model of the mind processes beginning from birth to the age of 15 known as sensor-motor, pre-operational, concrete, and formal operations. His cognitive development theory proposed that children undergo cognitive development before learning. During these stages of adolescence, teens will demonstrate improved abilities to be more expressive, think more about the future and abstract thought. Within this growing process this group will tend to return to childish behaviors from time to time coupled with frustration and occasional self doubt. Tension can arise within families as well as self worth issues. It is important for parents to notice changes with their child and determine if it is causing harm. Adolescents are continuing to develop cognitively from birth and the importance of strong positive role models and mentoring is key to assisting an individual in a sometimes distracting and confusing inner world. Peer pressure can be both positive and negative therefore many will find themselves trying to fit into groups or cliques that serve a negative influence to their psych. Counseling options for teens can engage cognitive processes such as memory, convergence, divergence, and evaluation."

Sample of Sources Used:

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