Patricia McGuire MD FAAP
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Dr. McGuire speaks about the many challenges that children and adolescents experience. She has also developed three concise programs to share with parents and professionals who work or live with children experiencing developmental and behavioral challenges, which are listed below.
Temperament-based Interventions for Educators:
Schools are struggling with increasing numbers of children and adolescents who act out. Traditional methods of disciplining are no longer working.
Your team is likely looking at how to turn things around. Learning how to do pediatric profiling will create a sense of empowerment in your staff as they find out answers to their why questions about student behavioral and learning struggles.
The Pediatric Profiler for Educators will teach;
1) How to understand the role of temperament in how children function.
2) The link to temperament and the executive function skills required for academic, behavioral, and social success.
3) The link between temperament, executive function skills and learning problems
4) Strategies and programs which will address the different levels of struggle for these students.
Create a staff of Pediatric Profilers who can provide your struggling students with comprehensive, developmentally sensitive plans of intervention! Set up a professional development program for this school year and beyond that will create a positive, engaging, and truly learning environment for all children. Contact Dr. McGuire now to set up a training.
Temperament-based Interventions for Mental Health Providers:
The prevalence of mental health problems in children and adolescents is increasing, almost exponentially. Many if not most of these youth have several reasons for their issues.
Mental health providers need more knowledge of the developmental, learning, and behavioral issues that can lead to mental health disorders. They need strategies for intervention and advocacy to help the lives of these youth turn toward the positive.
The Pediatric Profiler for Mental Health professionals will teach:
1)How to understand the role of temperament in how children and youth function
2)The link between temperament and the executive function skills required for social and behavioral success
3)Why poor fits in temperament and weaknesses in executive function skills increase a child's / youth's vulnerability to mental health problems, juvenile problems, and alcohol/substance abuse
4)Strategies and programs which will help turn around the downward cycle of these children/youth and their families, leading to more productive relationships and lives.
Would your organization like additional tools for their array of services in order to maximize the outcome of their clients. Contact Dr. McGuire now to set up professional development training now.
Temperament-based Interventions for Parents:
Have you ever thought that your child has stayed up late at night thinking of ways to drive you crazy? Have you ever asked your child if he gets pleasure out of making you angry, late, or embarrassed?
Despite these thoughts, the reality is that children aren't born wanting to make our lives miserable. They are born wanting to be loved, accepted and respected. The rest we have to teach them.
The Pediatric Profiler For Parents will teach:
1)How temperament affects the hows of a child's behavior
2)The link of temperament to executive function skill struggles and behavioral problems you experience
3)The mental health, behavioral, and academic struggles that result from problems with temperament fit and executive function skill struggles
4)Strategies and programs which can turn your life around, creating a more connected, positive, family environment.
You know that you don't want to continue to live a life of frustration, confusion, and anger. Bring this program to your community to share the answers with struggling parents just like yourselves. Contact Dr. McGuire now to set this training up.
Dr. McGuire has provided a variety of full day seminars for PESI, since 2009.
Through PESI, an in-house program was presented here April 2016 in Willingboro, NJ.
Child Abuse Council of the Quad Cities
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
Iowa Counties Case Management Services
Nebraska Association of Community Professionals