All About Emotion Regulation

What is emotion regulation and where do I find it? Alright, I’m guilty! I use the phrase “emotion regulation” in a lot of different scenarios and I rarely actually explain myself. Being able to regulate and manage emotions is a primary goal that I work on in therapy, but I am not so explicit in[…]

Learning About Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?​Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference that impacts a child’s reading skills. In many cases, a child’s basic reading skills do not develop automatically, and reading can be quite effortful for them. Children with Dyslexia often struggle with phonological awareness. Phonological awareness is a neuropsychological process that allows us to understand the foundational[…]

ADHD Interventions

My child just received a diagnosis of ADHD. Now what?​It’s always a lot of information to absorb, so don’t worry if you don’t remember all of the points. If you did not get all of your questions answered when you initially received the diagnosis, reach out to the provider. Write your questions down to make[…]

All About ADHD

Stay tuned for more in this series about ADHD and common treatments. In this post, we will explore what ADHD is, how it is diagnosed, and if it is over-diagnosed.  What is ADHD?​Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, is a constellation of differences in thinking and behavior that affects an individual’s ability to regulate their[…]

Monitoring Our Mental Health as Parents

​Saying it’s hard to be a parent doesn’t even begin to capture it. Additional roles including working parent, caring for multiples, or caring for other family members means that a lot of us are trying to fulfill very big things with finite resources, making our mental health extremely important. How you are feeling, what you[…]

Self-Care

People have LOTS of opinions on self-care, so let’s start by getting on the same page about what self-care is. Self-care is the basics – getting rest, eating nourishing food, and moving our bodies. At its core, self-care is just the basics. Although if I could add a higher-level function to this list, it would[…]

Autism Diagnosis? Now What?

I’m sure you got a lot of information when your provider diagnosed your child with Autism. It would be normal to be feeling overwhelmed, sad, guilty, relieved, hopeful, or all/none of these emotions. It may be difficult to know how to take action or what next steps are. Hopefully your provider made you feel like[…]

Seeking an Evaluation for Autism

I’m sure you got a lot of information when your provider diagnosed your child with Autism. It would be normal to be feeling overwhelmed, sad, guilty, relieved, hopeful, or all/none of these emotions. It may be difficult to know how to take action or what next steps are. Hopefully your provider made you feel like[…]

What is Autism?

This post is just scratching the surface about Autism and what a diagnosis of Autism means in a clinical context. Stay tuned for a future post about why it may be helpful to test for, and have a diagnosis of Autism, and what supports might be helpful for an Autistic individual. Is it Autistic person or[…]

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Hello! We are Wolff Child Psychology! The purpose of this blog post is to introduce you to our practice and to the intention behind starting this blog. So, let’s dive in! Wolff Child Psychology was founded by Brian Wolff, Ph.D., in 2011 and has grown over the years to 13 providers, including psychologists, psychology trainees,[…]

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