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There are 7 comments on Web Therapy for Problem Preschoolers

  1. This is very exciting news. I have worked with young children and their families for 30 years. The ability to privately and conveniently access therapy AND have it conducted in the natural environment is a huge leap forward in early intervention. Bravo CARD and Bravo BU! If we could just find a way to make care more affordable…SAR? SMG?

  2. CARD is unquestionably a great service for some folks however as a parent of a preschooler I immediately winced at the title of this article – do you think any of the families involved would appreciate the term “problem preschoolers”? These kids are four years old or younger – they are not problems, they’re little people trying to make sense of a world around them where everything is decided by someone else, they often have difficulty expressing their thoughts and emotions and life in general (common expressions, what behavior is appropriate where, etc.) can be very confusing.
    Please try to be a bit more thoughtful and compassionate, BU Today.

  3. Interesting article. It seems that problems not with prescoolers but with their parents and therapy needs more for them rather then for kids. I’d recommend to parents who face such kind of problems with their kids to read more articles like mentioned above and special books because the kids are merely reflection from parents’ mirror. One important thing in article but not disclosed in full is problem with “…skyrocketing rates of antipsychotic medications to treat aggression in young kids…” – who is gaining by stuffing kids with medicine?

    1. Thanks for reading. I think your comment questions the cause of this behavior. From what Drs. Comer and Furr said, the cause stems both from biology and culture. Some of these children are more irritable by nature, they have been diagnosed with ADHD, and have exhibited these types of behaviors since infancy (some of them had colic). But there also is an element, yes, of training parents how to properly discipline a strong-willed child.

  4. I wish this web-coaching had been available when I was raising my preschooler. Finally at 20, he was diagnosed with the biological condition, schizophrenia. I know I needed help in managing his behavior, but ultimately, it turns out that he had other issues, besides ADD, that made it difficult for him to listen, comprehend, and behave in a group. A little coaching would undoubtedly have made parenting and growing up easier for both of us! By the way, he’s doing much better with medication and a number of years of counseling. I was moved to write because of the comment on parents needing the help, not the children. I’ve heard that all my life, thought like that at one time, and learned through experience how harmful that attitude can be. It discourages people from seeking help for things that often have nothing to do with them, like the brain a child is born with.

  5. Binkie from a cognitive behaviorist perspective, granted it is not rocket science; given that, why have I never heard of it before? I have been a SPED teacher/administrator for just over 30 years now, and this is the first time I have seen this anywhere. I grant you it is an idea that someone should have conceived some time ago, but the technology may not have been available? FWIW, anything that is going to involve technology will cost some bucks. Do you have data to indicate how much the therapists are making to substantiate your claim? The therapy is free for qualifying families, so what the hell. I think it is an awesome idea. As an advocate for students with emotional/behavior disorders, I have always thought that the best therapies take place in the home. Having a therapist talk to the parent through an earpiece instead of being at the house in person is so much more effective; more cost-effective as well.

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