Whole Child Psychology

Whole Child Psychology Whole Child Psychology is a multidisciplinary practice servicing the DFW area.

Our office is hiring.  We are looking for another pediatric occupational therapist to work with children in our offices ...
08/06/2023

Our office is hiring. We are looking for another pediatric occupational therapist to work with children in our offices in Addison, Tx.

🌟These sometimes subtle early signs of dysregulation can be easily missed.  Often they can be misinterpreted as a child ...
06/15/2023

🌟These sometimes subtle early signs of dysregulation can be easily missed. Often they can be misinterpreted as a child “acting out” (especially by people other than you), when in fact it’s their nervous system heading into a fight/flight/freeze state of dysregulation.

❓Has your child ever had a meltdown or become dysregulated and you think "Wow that came out of no where!" (I have!) Guess what, chances are it didn't!

💫There is always some kind of preceding trigger, stressor, or a build up of over stimulation that led them to that point. It may have been something that happened minutes, hours or even a build up of a few days that led them to that point.

➡️Then later after everyone is regulated you think "Wait a minute I should have seen that coming.” I find this usually happens when I am distracted, dysregulated myself, or tired and I am not fully attuning to my child’s needs.

⭐️Attunement is the ability to be responsive, present and aware of someone's emotions. It is vital in the coregulation process. By attuning to your children and to yourselves we can begin to recognize the subtle changes in their level of arousal that are leading to dysregulation.

🎯Dysregulation can take
on many different looks and it presents differently in everyone. When you begin to attune to your child that's when you notice the little shifts in their level of arousal.

➡️When you start to notice those signs and see them drifting out of the "Just Right" or optimal level of arousal that's when you can step in and coregulate before it gets to a full fight, flight, freeze response often leading to a meltdown. That's when sensory strategies can be best used!

😊Don't beat yourself up if you miss some of the signs, we all do. Take note of it, so next time you will know how to respond, it’s a constant learning process!

🙋🏻‍♀️Are your child’s signs of dysregulation sometimes misinterpreted by others? Let me know in the comments!

Give this a share if this resonates with you and as a reminder for others!

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Validate the feeling, or desire.  Help them calm their little bodies down. Then and only then will the frontal lobe be a...
03/30/2023

Validate the feeling, or desire. Help them calm their little bodies down. Then and only then will the frontal lobe be able to function and listen to reason and choices🫶🏼 let’s make parenting smarter, not harder.

Whole Child Psychology is excited to announce the addition of occupational therapy services to our practice. Jessica Bro...
11/18/2022

Whole Child Psychology is excited to announce the addition of occupational therapy services to our practice. Jessica Brockington, OTR, MOT was born and raised in Bedford, TX. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Texas A&M University and Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has a hobby farm with her highschool sweetheart, Caleb, and their daughter, Aria, complete with chickens, goats, and sheep.

She is passionate about helping children maximize their function at home, school, and community settings. Jessica is holistically-minded and uses a developmentally appropriate, play-based approach focused on each child’s unique interests and abilities. She collaborates with families to form goals that best align with their values, objectives, and priorities. She has experience with a variety of diagnoses, most commonly seeing children with autism, ADHD, and sensory processing challenges. No diagnosis is needed to receive services.

Whole Child Psychology features a one-of-a-kind sensory gym that utilizes less toxic materials and muted colors where possible to prevent overstimulation. It is cleaned without the use of harsh chemicals for everyone’s safety and wellbeing. Our sensory gym is the ideal place to practice sensory modulation skills!

Whole Child Psychology
14677 Midway Road Suite 200
Addison, TX 75001
972-905-6853
[email protected]

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16300 Addison Road Suite 210
Addison, TX
75001

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Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 3pm - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm

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