Children can experience a range of pediatric mental health issues, from depression and anxiety to developmental disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Many children with these conditions and others could benefit from movement therapy, a treatment that’s now readily available thanks to the Dr. MOOVES A&D app. Developed by board-certified psychiatrist Victor Talbot, MD, Dr. MOOVES A&D is based in the Manhattan Valley neighborhood of New York City, but the app is accessible to kids anywhere in the United States. Find out how Dr. MOOVES A&D could help improve your child’s mental health by requesting an appointment and downloading our app today.
Pediatric mental health includes children’s emotional, psychological, and behavioral development. While there are some similarities to adult mental health, it’s important to recognize that children’s mental health has crucial differences.
Some of these differences result from the changes children go through as they grow up. Childhood is a time of rapid transformation, both physically and mentally. There are also considerable alterations in the hormone levels in your child’s body, which can significantly affect their emotions.
Pediatric mental health providers treat a wide variety of psychiatric and developmental conditions, including:
Helping children with these issues often involves seeing a therapist, and some children may require medication. If you’re looking for another way to support your child with their mental health issues, movement therapy is a valuable option.
There’s been considerable research into how movement and dance help improve mental health. These studies show that movement and dance help your child express their emotions, encourage imagination and creativity, and improve their confidence.
Dancing also increases physical fitness, relieves stress, and helps to improve your child’s gross motor skills (how they walk, run, jump, and so on).
If your child is coping with a mental health condition, movement therapy can help them manage their emotions. Because of the strong link between your child’s body and mind, making changes to their posture and movements can improve their mental health.
If you want to see for yourself, movement therapy with Dr. MOOVES is an engaging and effective choice.
Dr. MOOVES has developed an innovative app that works on any iPhone. Your child just follows the dances on the app, and cutting-edge motion capture technology analyzes their movements.
The main metrics the app measures include:
Improving these functions helps boost your child’s mental strength and can help limit pediatric mental health problems. The app sends you reports on how well your child is doing, or if you’re working with a therapist, the app can email them a results breakdown of the entire 36 movements.
To find out more about Dr. MOOVES A&D and how the movement therapy app could help with pediatric mental health issues, request an appointment and download the app today.