Understanding the Effects of Child Behavior Disorders
August 31, 2020 written by PDC
Getting to know and understand the intricacies and habits of the children in your classroom is an ongoing, yearlong process, and one that never truly ends. Teachers must learn the nuances in each child’s learning styles as well as their personalities to communicate with them effectively.
Understanding the Effects of Child Behavior Disorders in Your Classroom
Getting to know and understand the intricacies and habits of the children in your classroom is an ongoing, yearlong process, and one that never truly ends. Teachers must learn the nuances in each child’s learning styles as well as their personalities to communicate with them effectively. When students have behavior disorders or other traumas to face, it can be challenging for both the student and the teacher to succeed. However, with knowledge, practice, and the right resources, it is possible to create an environment of learning.
In many classrooms, children are dealing with behavioral issues or a diagnosed disorder. It can sometimes be easy for children with behavior disorders to fade into the background until an issue arises. Some problems stem from trauma, others from genetics. No matter what the specific problem is, there are telltale signs that can help an educator recognize when a child needs help. It is also important to identify potential issues early, so the teacher can adjust the delivery of the lessons and content to better meet their needs.
Managing Behavioral Difficulties
When behavioral issues manifest themselves in the classroom, it can be quite disruptive to the learning environment. Teaching to students suffering from behavioral disorders can be draining, and it certainly requires taking on more responsibility and accountability. Common conditions impacting behavior in children include anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and Autism, and all teachers must attend to them with care and caution. Without proper context and aid, trying to understand the way some of your children may be affected by these conditions can feel like a wait-and-see approach.
As the teacher, it is likely that at some point, you will confront a difficult or hostile situation stemming from student misbehavior deriving from a behavioral disorder. Being prepared with the proper knowledge and information to handle the situation effectively makes for a safer learning environment, both for you and your students. In Child Behavior Disorders, enrollees will learn appropriate strategies and techniques for dealing with behavioral issues and disruptions in the classroom.
Benefits of Enrolling in Child Behavior Disorders
Child Behavior Disorders, a course offered through Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne, provides background and context to behavioral issues seen in school-age children. Learning to recognize problems with social adjustment, emotional impairment, and self-expression are of vital importance in coming to the aid of students in need. This course gives educators guidance and practical advice in maintaining control in the classroom. Teachers will learn the psychology behind various behavioral disorders and how to identify and manage adverse behaviors. Additionally, teachers will learn that students with the same diagnosed behavior disorder can display symptoms very differently.
The course also examines how child abuse and family environment can play into and exacerbate disorders in children. Teachers will find solace in the collective understanding and support of those also learning to confront student behavior difficulties. By gaining a thorough understanding of the factors and influences on behavioral disorders, as well as educational strategies to mitigate their effects, educators can play a vital role in the development of their classroom.
Effectively teaching and caring for children with emotional vulnerabilities and behavioral disorders is a complicated task. It requires an informed yet flexible approach and a robust knowledge of how to handle a variety of situations. By enrolling in Child Behavior Disorders, teachers will gain the tools needed to prepare them for dealing with tough behavioral situations and building a learning environment fit for all students. Child Behavior Disorders is also applicable to the following Professional Development Courses certificates: School Culture and Violence and Inclusive Classroom Teaching.
Child Behavior Disorders, offered through Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne, was created specifically for K-12 teachers and was designed to complement a busy schedule. All classes offered via Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne are open for anyone to register at any time during an open semester. Additionally, students earn graduate, non-degree semester credit, reflected on an official transcript from the university.
Objectives for Child Behavior Disorders
Topics included in this highly sought after course are:
- Foundations of Emotional and Behavior Disorders
- Theories and Causation
- Individualized Educational Planning
- Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
- Managing Behavior
- Teaching Social Skills and Academic Skills
- Meeting the Emotional Needs of Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
- The Successful Teacher
- Legal and Ethical Issues
How to Register
Registration is simple and can be done online or over the phone. Courses are offered ongoing during three semesters, and you can start at any time. Students may choose to enroll in up to a maximum of 15-semester credits each semester.
Fall: September 1 - January 31
Spring: February 1 - May 31
Summer: June 1 - August 31
No matter which semester best fits your lifestyle, we are confident that your experience in this course will be a tremendous resource, a professional advantage, and a measurable way of managing behavioral disorders you may encounter. Register now to begin the process and gain the knowledge needed to make your classroom a better place for all!