I thought this week I would write a short summary about the contributions of Karyn Purvis to the field of children’s therapy. She died in 2016 but her teaching and contributions live on. She taught at Texas Christian University and was an internationally-renowned child development expert, popular speaker, author and passionate advocate for vulnerable children.
I just finished reading an article in the Journal of Play Therapy titled “Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics in a Therapeutic Preschool: Implications for Work With Children With Complex Neuropsychiatric Problems.” (now that is some title). Neurosequential Model The basic findings of the study involved the use of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics on the social-emotional
While some kids live hyper-aroused and are incorrectly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder other children respond to early trauma by dissociating. This is particularly true if they experienced trauma as infants or toddlers. The three choices any human has to stress is flight, fight or freeze. Infants are incapable of running or fighting so
Dear Parents, As Christmas approaches, I would like to offer some things for your consideration that might help your children and you get through the holidays more easily this year. Christmas is stressful for everyone, but especially for children with troubling pasts. It is best to focus on your relationship with your children