Adolescent & Child Psychologist in Dayton & Kettering, OH
Thomas Packard, PhD.
Does your child struggle in school with learning or attention? Are they lagging behind in reading, math or other subjects? Are they full of ideas, but unable to get their thoughts down on paper when given a writing assignment?
Do you have a preschooler or a child just beginning elementary school that seems bright and enjoys learning, but who just doesn’t seem to be getting the connection between letters and sounds? A young student who tries hard, but is struggling to sound out words or to understand what they read? Does your child seem good at understanding math problems, but just can’t seem to remember their basic math facts?
Does your child lose focus, act without thinking, or seem more active than others their age? Do they make careless mistakes on material they understood just fine yesterday? Do they lose school assignments before they are turned in? Or just come home not knowing what their homework assignments are? Is homework an hours-long struggle every night?
Do you have a teenager or “tween” who has always been bright and gotten good grades, but who is beginning to struggle as the workload and demand for independent learning increases grade by grade?
Do you have a demanding toddler that you just don’t know what to do with? An eight year-old that challenges your every word?
Does your child seem worried, stressed, withdrawn, sad or angry all the time? Do they experience fears or anxieties that prevent them from getting things done, or taking part in the normal joys of childhood or adolescence?
As a pediatric psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with children, teenagers and families, my goal is to help you figure out what is causing those difficulties and to move toward a healthier, happier life in which your child can achieve the things of which they are capable.