Positive ways technology can help kids to communicate

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Positive ways technology can help kids to communicate

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Technology and communication is not all bad. There are some good things about it. In fact, a lot of the kids who are really shy and have a tough time initiating contact with other kids, it's a great way to break the ice. It helps those kids. It also helps those kids that aren't real verbally. When you are communicating through texts, there are no pauses. I had a kid this week actually tell me, one of the good parts about communicating through texts is that it's easy to say, "sorry." You don't have to look at the person. I think it takes out some of the emotional tension when you are trying to communicate things that are little deeper and emotionally laden.

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Chris Fulton, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Christopher Fulton is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been in private practice for over ten years. He received his doctorate in 1994 from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Fulton has clinical training and experience in a variety of settings, and also has administrative, teaching, supervision, consulting, research and psychological testing experience. Dr. Fulton provides consultation and ongoing therapy for children, adolescents and adults. He conducts group, individual, couples and family therapy and actively works with a variety of childhood disorders, including: adjustment disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant and other emotional-behavioral disorders. Among his most frequent areas of concentration is divorce, for which Dr. Fulton offers therapy for all involved.

Utilizing research-supported methods in treatment, Dr. Fulton's approach to therapy involves a combination of cognitive-behavioral, family systems and interpersonal interventions. In his work with children, Dr. Fulton involves parents and assists them in developing appropriate responses to their children, since he believes that ultimately the parent will make the most significant impact on the child. Dr. Fulton helps parents establish appropriate boundaries, communication and methods of discipline in order to increase positive relationships with their children.

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