Child Psychology

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A Child Psychologist assesses infants/children’s behavioural, social, and emotional patterns through tests and researches and then helps in the development and the growth of children through different treatments and therapies. They are known for their skills in creatively communicating with infants and children and tactfully solving problems.

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Psychology

  • M.A/M.SC Clinical/Child Psychology, M.Phill/Ph.D. into Clinical/Child Psychology

What you need to get started

  • Working on shadow teaching and assisting a child (client diagnosed with Autism/ADHD/learning disability) in his/her school (during school hours) with targeted intervention strategies to improve skills in the domains of behavior, concentration, academic, and social skills

  • Preparing daily reports to be sent to parents regarding the behavior & performance of the child at school & the intervention strategies used by the shadow teacher

  • Need to be well-versed in the most recent research on child and adolescent therapies

Soft Skills

  • Passion for Mental Healh Care

  • Data Analysis to interpret Psychological Test results

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Tactful

  • Trustworhty 

  • Objective

  • Are creative problem solvers

Technical Skills

  • Assess, diagnose, and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders

  • Psychological assessments

  • Biology

  • Medicine

  • Anthropology

  • Therapeutic treatments

  • DSM-5

  • Sociology