Technology's effect on your child's communication skills

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Technology's effect on your child's communication skills

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One of the things that we have to watch out with technology and communication with kids is that it can keep them from being as elaborate and being as rich in their communication. These short bursts of communication, sometimes, they miss the meaning. They miss the context of things. In fact, a lot of things get miscontrued when communicating things that are emotional. It's breaking down empathy because when we are trying to connect with a person, we read their body language and their facial cues. When most of our communication or all of our communication is through technology, we find that there is a breakdown in that empathy. We need to make sure that there is a balance between technology and communication, and live communication.

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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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