Treatment and Therapy

Spokane Parenting Advice, Early Intervention, and Therapy for
Children with Challenges

from Washington State (WA) and Idaho (ID)

What is Year For Change Treatment and Therapy?

Year For Change in Spokane provides parenting advice, parent education, Early Intervention, child counseling, and other therapies for challenging children and their parents, families, and educators. 

Services focus on kids who have difficulty with social, emotional, or behavioral skills, children with disabilities such as Autism, parent-child relationships, and even typically developing “tweens” or teens who may resist taking responsibility for homework, chores and their lives. 

Year For Change specializes in helping kids learn “people skills” and “emotion skills,” gain purpose and self-confidence, and strengthen their relationships with others.

Types of Child Treatment and Therapy

(For children birth to age 12.  Limited services for ages 13-17).

Early Intervention Help

Early Intervention help is provided for children with Autism, PDD, Asperger’s, other disabilities, social skills challenges, behavioral challenges, emotional challenges, and their parents, families and educators.  General goals include maximizing the child’s potential in areas important to the family and where possible, helping the child experience a more functional and meaningful childhood.  A high degree of urgency is assumed, since windows of opportunity are thought to be open only for brief periods in early childhood.       

Typical Early Intervention Help:

Child Counseling (Child Therapy)

Weekly or bi-weekly therapy is provided directly to children with disabilities, behavioral, emotional, or social skills challenges.  Additional challenges such as bullying, school problems, refusal to do homework, and parent-child conflicts may also be included.  Parents and families bring real-life issues, participate in many sessions, and practice skills at home with their child.  Everyone is encouraged to make positive changes of their own as we progress.

Typical Goals of Child Counseling are to Help Children:

Parenting “Advice” and Parent Education (Parenting Education)

Parenting “advice” and parent education includes direct help to parents, or help during therapy with their children, to provide parents with new tools and techniques to parent more effectively, strengthen their relationship with their child, and understand this role and time in their lives.  Although parents often begin by wanting “parenting advice,” a “parenting guide,” or a “parent coach,” sessions typically become more collaborative as you clarify your goals, discover your parenting style, and choose techniques that fit your family and child.

Typical goals of Spokane “Parenting Advice” and Parent Education:


Consultation for parents or educators is provided for needs which do not fall into the above categories.

Typical Types of Consultation:

Ready For Help?

For questions or to arrange an appointment, see the contact information below.

Need more help?  Call  (509) 448-1506 or Click to Email 

Deborah Skalabrin, MSW, LICSW

701 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 15
Spokane, WA  99204
(509) 448-1506 - Phone
(509) 624-7500 - FAX

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