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   * Communicating with any child in a setting outside the comfort of their own home can be very difficult and frustrating. Most (if not all) children are not completely aware of the concept of therapy and communicating with a complete stranger in order to help the individual with whatever issues they may have. Placing a child in an unfamiliar setting and asking them to spill their problems and emotions to you (the almost complete stranger), may get you and the progress of the child nowhere. Upon further research of this specified topic of therapy, I have found some very interesting techniques and programs to help be able to communicate with children on not just a personal and linguistic level, but on a level they are comfortable with and can truly express themselves in ways they can be helped. ​     * Communicating with any child in a setting outside the comfort of their own home can be very difficult and frustrating. Most (if not all) children are not completely aware of the concept of therapy and communicating with a complete stranger in order to help the individual with whatever issues they may have. Placing a child in an unfamiliar setting and asking them to spill their problems and emotions to you (the almost complete stranger), may get you and the progress of the child nowhere. Upon further research of this specified topic of therapy, I have found some very interesting techniques and programs to help be able to communicate with children on not just a personal and linguistic level, but on a level they are comfortable with and can truly express themselves in ways they can be helped. ​  
  
- * One of the techniques I liked the most was something called Neuro-Linguistic Programming. You can read more about it in detail in the [[linkhttp://​www.nlpco.com]] (from the NLP website) as well as a YouTube video explaining more! [[youtube.com/​watch?​v=6JDSOuRe6YE]]+ * One of the techniques I liked the most was something called Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP is an approach to personal communication,​ development and psychotherapy created by two Psychologists in the 1970'​s. This form of linguistic therapy helps connect behavioral patterns learned through experience to help achieve and create specific goals in an individuals life. You can read more about it in detail in the    [[[linkhttp://​www.nlpco.com]]] (from the NLP website) as well as a YouTube video explaining more! [[[youtube.com/​watch?​v=6JDSOuRe6YE]]]
  
  * Another piece of information I found useful not just to school psychologists,​ but to parents as well, is making sure the/your child is comfortable and relaxed in their surroundings so full expression is capable. A few of these tips are as follows:  * Another piece of information I found useful not just to school psychologists,​ but to parents as well, is making sure the/your child is comfortable and relaxed in their surroundings so full expression is capable. A few of these tips are as follows:
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  6. **Express ways to have the child help others in need** - Weather this may be by simply linguistic communication or volunteering for different organizations,​ communication in positive ways to help others can directly show the child positive influence can go a long way.   6. **Express ways to have the child help others in need** - Weather this may be by simply linguistic communication or volunteering for different organizations,​ communication in positive ways to help others can directly show the child positive influence can go a long way. 
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 +Resources for this information came from: [[[http://​www.nasponline.org/​resources/​crisis_safety/​helpingchildrencope.aspx]]]
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 +**What should YOU do if you find yourself or your child in this type of situation?​** - Support and communication is the number one key to help and therapy. The old saying "​communication is key" really applies here. Be open and aware for the child'​s sake. Make sure they know you're willing to not only listen, but respond as well. Asking open ended questions is key, and refraining from using words like "​no",​ "​don'​t"​ and other forms of negative words is very helpful. Children want to know they are safe, and whatever is discussed in that room or office will remain safe. It is incredibly important that children know and are aware of the fact they are free to make their own choices. If the child feels suffocated or pressured to answer certain questions, or express past events verbally in which they are not ready to do yet, the therapy session could take a turn for the worst. If you have a question or request for the child, make it abundantly clear and give accurate and understandable reasons for your request. Lastly, keep any form of verbal competition to a minimum, the child cannot be intimidated by the one he/she is seeking help from! 
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 +Resources for this information came from: [[[http://​www.education.com/​reference/​article/​guiding-young-children-verbal-communication/​]]]
  
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