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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Supporting Neurodiversity: Kids and Teens

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Supporting Neurodiversity: Kids and Teens

young girl with glasses and braces smilingIn the counseling world, we often use the term “neurodiverse.” Neurodiversity refers to situations where brains respond differently to information and stimuli than the average “typical” brain. Neurodiverse people respond to and interact with the world around them in a nontraditional way that other people might see as strange or even inappropriate. 

Neurodiversity can be especially difficult for children who are trying to figure out their place in the world and how to best interact with their peers. Common neurodiverse conditions include Autism, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADD and ADHD, learning disabilities, and speech disorders. 

Benefits of Neurodiversity Counseling

Are you searching for counseling for a neurodiverse child in Federal Way? At Thrive Counseling Center, our trained therapists work with neurodiverse children to help them develop social skills that strengthen their interactions and relationships with others. Neurodiverse children often fail to pick up on social cues or to know how to act in group settings, which can make other children feel uncomfortable.

Our caring counselors understand the significant challenges that neurodiverse children face. Adjusting to social norms and developing “acceptable” social behaviors is hard even for neurotypical children. For this reason, we take our time with our neurodiverse clients and slowly tackle issues one at a time. 

Neurodiverse children often feel overwhelmed in standard social settings. Individual and family counseling sessions offer a safe space where these children can openly share their feelings and work through their struggles. Our therapists understand how to work with neurodiverse brains and will target specific problem areas with your child.

Schedule Your Child's Neurodiversity Counseling in Federal Way Today

If you are ready to schedule counseling for your neurodiverse child in Federal Way, our therapists can see you almost immediately. Please contact our counseling office today at (206) 567-7267 to learn more. 

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