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  • Behavioural Disorders, ODD and Anxiety Disorders

    What are Behavioural Disorders?

    Many children act out or present with bad behaviour from time to time – this can be normal child behaviour. However, if a child is displaying excessive defiance, anger, yelling and screaming and general bad behaviour – this may not be ‘normal’ behaviour. Excessively defiant behaviour can be addressed by assessing any biochemical factors, environmental factors and developmental immaturities involved to determine the best approach for treatment.

    Often the cause of bad behaviour in children is due to dietary and biochemical factors such as food sensitivities. Sometimes however, bad behaviour or 'playing up' can be caused by other, less obvious factors such as auditory processing or hearing difficulties, or sequencing problems. For example, if a child seems to have problems following directions or it seems that he or she has decided not to do as they are told; this may actually be because they are having problems processing directions or that they cannot put the directions into a logical sequence in their head in order to follow them.

    What is Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)?

    Oppositional Defiance Disorder or ODD is a behavioural disorder in which children present with extremely difficult behaviours such as:

    • Being easily angered/irritated
    • Frequent arguments with adults particularly those most familiar to them i.e. parents
    • Defiance
    • Aggression
    • Yelling or screaming
    • Low self-esteem

    What are Anxiety Disorders?

    Anxiety in children is becoming more prevalent in today’s fast-paced, high-pressure society. An anxious child may experience the following symptoms:

    • Striving for perfection and fearing failure
    • Excessive worrying
    • Sleep difficulties
    • Headaches or stomach problems when faced with new tasks or environments
    • Excessive need for reassurance
    • Fear of tests or being assessed
    • Being shy and having social anxiety – also, separation anxiety
    • Fearful of new or unfamiliar situations

    If you have an anxious child, Learning Connections may be able to help.

    How Learning Connections Helps Children with Behavioural Problems and Anxiety Disorders

    Factors that contribute to behavioural disorders often include dietary factors and neurological immaturities. Anxiety in children can often be caused by a combination of biochemical factors along with external factors. Learning Connections does an extensive assessment of your child in a friendly, one-on-one setting to identify the underlying causes of their behavioural or anxiety problems and any other difficulties they may be having.

    When we have identified the particular developmental immaturities your child has, we then provide you with a customised home program that is unique to your child. The program is specifically designed to strengthen the areas your child has most difficulty with and includes not only activities, but also dietary advice.

    You are free to contact us with any questions you have about implementation of the program and we will check back and monitor your child’s progress after approximately two months from our initial assessment of your child.

    If you would like more information about how we can help your child with their behavioural issues, anxiety or any other problems they may be having, please call or email us.

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