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When Should You Take Action Against a Possible Eating Disorder? – Part 1

According to a survey published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, a staggering 525,000 teenagers in our nation are dealing with an eating disorder. About 300,000 of these are struggling with a binge eating disorder, while 55,000 and 170,000 struggle with anorexia and bulimia, respectively. There’s no doubt these numbers show an alarming link between teenagers and eating disorders. It is often problematic for a parent to recognize the signs. Rice Psychology Group knows that your children mean the world to you, so we want to help you identify the hidden signs of a teenage eating disorder. An eating disorder can often...

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Up Close and Personal with Anxiety Disorders – Part 2

Part one of our series on anxiety disorders gave you a closer look at the different types that can affect a person’s life. This information can be extremely helpful when finding the treatment you, or your child, need. How can you be sure you or a loved one is inching closer to an anxiety disorder? At the Rice Psychology Group, we prioritize your mental health and want to help you identify common signs of an anxiety disorder. The Rice Psychology Group knows how important it is to address your issues. Let your journey back to normality start today. Reading the Signs It’s important to...

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Up Close and Personal with Anxiety Disorders – Part 1

It’s not uncommon for an individual to experience anxiety at some point in their life. You might remember feeling nervous before giving a presentation at school or anxious when faced with a challenging task at work. However, an anxiety disorder is entirely different and can cause so much distress that leading a normal life can often prove problematic. At the Rice Psychology Group, we know that understanding an anxiety disorder can be an important step in dealing with the issue. In this two-part series, we’ll give you complete information about the types and signs of anxiety disorders. Your well-being is our top...

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9 Resources to Help Overcome Mental Health Struggles

By Wendy Rice, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist At Rice Psychology in Tampa, FL, we work with many young people who struggle with learning and attention issues. In order to provide the best service to those clients, I am always on the look out for new information, therapies, treatments, breakthroughs, etc. and recently, it seems I’ve hit quite a jackpot of resources. My favorite thing about these resources? They aren’t just for Psychologists and Therapists. They are available to everyone to educate and help you with the challenges of your child’s mental health!   Dealing with the struggles of learning and attention issues can be difficult...

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An In-Depth Look at the Symptoms of ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often diagnosed during childhood and usually characterized by difficulties regulating attention, controlling impulsivity and hyperactivity. About 10% of children and 4% of adults can be affected by the symptoms of ADHD. Unfortunately, the symptoms of this neurodevelopmental (brain-based) disorder can often be mistaken for “acting out,” temper tantrums, poor parenting and laziness. This can potentially lead to lack of help and additional developmental troubles. Rice Psychology Group is devoted to understanding what’s going on beneath the surface with children and adults and wants you to be able to recognize the symptoms of ADHD as easily and early...

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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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Inside Out Is More Than Just a Movie for Kids

By Wendy Rice, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist While I'm not in the business of reviewing movies, I was fortunate to receive an invitation to see an early preview of the new Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out. I went in with an open mind and came out blown away. This is a dream movie for any psychologist who wishes to help their patients talk about their feelings and internal experience. But that’s not all. This movie doesn’t stop at being entertainment for parents and young kids. It also sheds light on marital relationships and the internal experience of how each of our brains work....

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