I hope everyone enjoy my topic this semester as I spoke about abnormal vs normal behaviors in children. By now as everything know normal behaviors are how a child is acting, development level and age appropriate actions. Abnormal behaviors are unacceptable, disturbing and can result to negative outcomes. Overall behaviors are defined as how one conducts themselves. Abnormal behavior in children starting to become common in today society, but now you are inform how can we seek to help children you are often misjudge, teacher and parents who are struggling with children, stop overlooking abnormal behavior and seek help for your child. Once parents how monitor behavior it is important to seek help immediately so your child is not suffering from any mental disorders.
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.
Diagnosis methods may include:Diagnosis by a specialist service, which may include a pediatrician,
psychologist or child psychiatristIn-depth interviews with the parents, child and teachers
Behavior check lists or standardized questionnaires.
Earlier in the semester and during presentation I spoke about oppositional defiant disorder. Now I would like to speak about conduct disorder which, relates to my last blog about how children are often misunderstood. Conduct disorder is define as children often being judged as being the “bad kid” because of certain behaviors they display or not wanting to follow rules. Statistics has shown boys have higher behavior problems than girls. Researching this topic a lot of behaviors are related to mental disorders such as ADHD. ADHD also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A lot of children is suffering from a mental disorder which is causing them to act abnormal in classroom setting. However, teacher and parents are unaware of mental disorder child may have so it forces to label the child as having conduct disorder or not dealing with the at all in classroom
During my research I ran across something called a child mind institute symptom checker which parents answer questions about their children which helps them decide if there child has any problem. Some demographic questions are answer then specific questions are ask such as child attention span, does your child perform risky and dangers behaviors, how often are behavior taking place. Once question are truthfully answer results will be follow to show if there were indications of challenging behavior among children.
Some behaviors that are associated with children are:
Putting hair in your mouth
This video gives examples of challenging behaviors. It is interesting that many preschoolers are getting expelled at a young age because of their behaviors, which is often a distraction to teachers and friends in classroom. He mention in the video that teachers often state they can not handle it. Which I totally agree because during my service learning I heard a lot of teachers complain about their students.