Treatments/Resources

Parental education – for example, teaching parents how to communicate with and manage their children.

Family therapy – the entire family is helped to improve communication and problem-solving skills.

Cognitive behavioral therapy – to help the child to control their thoughts and behavior.

Social training – the child is taught important social skills, such as how to have a conversation or play cooperatively with others.

Anger management – the child is taught how to recognize the signs of their growing frustration and given a range of coping skills designed to defuse their anger and aggressive behavior. Relaxation techniques and stress management skills are also taught.

Support for associated problems – for example, a child with a learning difficulty will benefit from professional support.

Encouragement – many children with behavioral disorders experience repeated failures at school and in their interactions with others. Encouraging the child to excel in their particular talents (such as sport) can help to build self-esteem.

Medication – to help control impulsive behaviors.

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