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Social Thinking

By Wendy Rice, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist Recently, I attended the 8th Annual Social Thinking Global Provider’s Conference in San Francisco and it was a game changer for me. Way back when I learned about teaching “social skills” I often found that kids and adults who learned such “skills” came across as stilted and unnatural. They also weren’t sure how to adapt their behavior to changing contexts and situations or didn’t even know that context was a consideration. Further, skills that were appropriate when they were younger required significant adjustment as they grew up. From Left to Right: Carol Gray of Social Stories,...

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Taking Measures: Do Noncognitive Skills Affect Social and Academic Success?

Leading experts in the field of education have long claimed that noncognitive skills, such as motivation, grit and mindset, play an important role in social and academic success. Now, a leading federal testing program in America is preparing to take a look at how these factors affect our nation’s children and their development. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will include gages of these noncognitive factors in their background information tests starting in 2017. Your child’s development is our biggest goal. Contact Rice Psychology to schedule your appointment today. Sensible Crafting According to researchers from the Educational Testing Service, the NAEP background...

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Developing Your Child’s Skills During the Summer

It isn’t uncommon for kids to flip the learning switch off as soon as school lets out for summer vacation. However, even after the last bell of the school year has rung, your child can continue to develop and learn. Summer learning programs can be an extremely helpful tool to help kids with learning and attention issues. At Rice Psychology Group, we have the information you need to keep your child one step ahead of the game. Your child’s needs are our priority. Call Rice Psychology to book your appointment today. Extended School Year Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, your child...

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5 Common ADD/ADHD Myths

As a parent, you may know children who can’t seem to remain still, rarely listen, never follow instructions and make inappropriate comments at the wrong time. It’s possible that your own child has been showing this type of behavior. Some may label these kids as troublemakers, while others will suspect they show signs of ADD/ADHD. However, one of the best things you can do is read the signs and keep some common myths about ADD/ADHD in mind. The Rice Psychology Group is devoted to your child and wants to keep you well-informed. Your child’s needs matter. Request an appointment with Rice Psychology...

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Helping Your Child Socialize – Part 2

In part one of our socialization guidelines series, we brought you the first few steps designed to help your child overcome their struggle with socialization. While issues can arise due to various reasons, there are many things you can do to develop your child’s skill. The Rice Psychology Group knows how much your loved ones mean to you and want to continue helping your child’s cause with the second part of our socialization guidelines series. Our Tampa office is ready to help. Contact Rice Psychology Group for more information today. 15Playing in Groups After your child has become accustomed to regular visits to...

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Helping Your Child Socialize – Part 1

Social skills can come naturally for many children, but others can often struggle with socialization. This issue can arise due to many different reasons, such as your child being snubbed by classmates or simply feeling like they don’t fit in. In part one of our socialization development series, we’ll show you some of the most important guidelines to follow for developing your child’s social skills from a young and crucial age. At Rice Psychology, we know your child means the world to you and we’re ready to help you build his/her social skills in Tampa. Recognizing Social Milestones The first thing to do...

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Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers

Memorial Day is more than a day of remembrance to honor our fallen soldiers. It is also a day when our entire nation formally becomes a community to serve as witnesses to those who have personally lost their son/daughter, brother/sister, husband/wife, father/mother, and beloved friend....

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May is the Month for Mental Health Awareness

In the past, mental health issues appeared to have a less-than-helpful stigma surrounding them. Now, the support and acceptance of mental health topics have grown exponentially. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and serves to raise consciousness for mental illnesses and other associated issues. While it was in 2013 that President Obama officially named May as National Mental Health Awareness Month, the support for this issue has existed for decades. The support you need is just a phone call away. Contact the Rice Therapy Group today. A Long History of Support Millions of Americans face the reality of mental health issues each...

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How to Deal with Parenting Role Reversals

By Wendy Rice, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist Can you pinpoint when things changed? Can you remember the exact moment you began worrying more about your parents’ well-being than they did about yours? When did the advice-giving go from being a one-way street of your parents advising you on what to do, to both ways, and then more from you to them? Did it happen overnight? I’m betting it was more of a gradual change (albeit one that at some point slapped you right in the face without warning), much like it was for me. Life is full of changes that can surface when you least expect them. Let...

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The Power of Eye-to-Eye Contact

Handshakes are often one of the most important and meaningful first impressions. A firm grip, a good squeeze and a confident look in the eye is generally regarded as a good handshake. Unfortunately, in recent times, young people tend to struggle with confident eye contact. While we might say children tend to be shy and awkward in certain situations, one of the biggest factors behind this quirk might be the time they spend in front of screens. Contact the Rice Psychology Group to schedule your child’s assessment. Waning Social Skills According to research conducted by Dr. Clifford Nass, a creative communication professor at...

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