Child Behavior Disorders
Course #: EDUC_712U
Semester Credits: 3
Behavior disorders, emotionally disturbed, or socially maladjusted are terms often used to describe children with challenging behaviors who are troubled or who cause trouble for those around them. Traditional methods of labeling and shaping children’s behaviors typically ignore children’s emotional state and neurological development at a great cost to the child’s ability to learn, develop, and form secure relationships. Educational and therapeutic models tend to treat anti-social and other challenging behaviors as motivated and incentivized.
However, in this course, a paradigm shift is presented that considers challenging behaviors are often adaptations to underlying stress and other emotional and neurological developmental issues. Understanding these factors as causal provides a pathway for treating these behaviors as well as identifying the teaching strategies that are best suited to the child. Using science-based approaches and working with natural brain functions provides the best opportunity to maximize the learning potential for children with challenging behaviors. This course empowers teachers to understand what underlies behavioral challenges to support children and their caregivers through case histories, worksheets, practical strategies, resources, and an abundance of information.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*School Culture and Violence
*Inclusive Classroom Teaching
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