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What is Dyadic Reciprocity?

Dyadic reciprocity is the ability to engage in social exchange to imply a correlation between social relationship effects. It is the understanding of how A impacts B in a social situation. A basic example would be if A smiles at B, then B should smile back at A.

For children developing through adolescence, dyadic reciprocity is an important skill, because it is a vital part of social engagement and the ability to read understand social ques. The National Institute of Health (NIH) found positive implications on neural plasticity when caregivers respond in a dyadic approach with an ability to attune to their teenagers. This means that if caregivers can pass on the skill of dyadic reciprocity and are able to attune to their children, they aid in their child’s brain development.  

Protect Roots Integrated (PRI) Treatment Center incorporates the concept of dyadic reciprocity all throughout our treatment approaches. We offer clinical treatment through many different modalities to help support adolescents in their development of many social frameworks, including with their core family and caregivers.  PRI offers support for individual adolescents, parents, and family therapy, both in individualized and group therapy. 

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