Ohio’s strategic location in the Midwest makes it a transportation hub. Ohio is known for its manufacturing and financial sectors, and is the seventh most populous state. Its topography features some rolling hills, though there is little difference in elevation between the lowest and highest points in the state. Much of the former farmland in the state has been converted to other uses.
Child psychologists (also known as child clinical psychologist or pediatric clinical psychologists) are therapists who treat emotional, mental, social or sexual problems in children and adolescents. There are many specializations in child psychology, some of which are:
- Behavior management: These professionals work with parents and teachers to help manage the behavior of troubled children and adolescents. These psychologists help children come to terms with the underlying problems that serve as the core issues in a situation, and then help youngsters develop healthier ways of dealing with the issues.
- Research: Researchers work in institutions like universities or research centers, studying problems like learning disabilities or developmental disorders and trying to develop new behavioral models for remedying these problems.
- Correction: These professionals counsel and evaluate inmates of correctional facilities, while also advising administrators.
- Counseling: Counselors work with parents and children in dealing with a wide variety of problems in day-to-day living. Generally, counselors try to involve the entire family, focusing in turn on the interactions of the various members of the household. Even minor problems like shyness or speech impediments can be helped with counseling.
- Developmental disorder: These psychologists aid children with learning disorders like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity. These professionals can help coach children and their parents in ways to improve the child’s ability to cope with difficult situations.
- Courtroom: These child psychologists testify in court in cases involving children or adolescents. The cases can involve child abuse or neglect, juvenile delinquency, parental custody, drug abuse or other problems requiring court action.