Class 8_special needs powerpoint

Class 8_special needs powerpoint - 8/4/2009 Class 8:...

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8/4/2009 1 Class 8: *Behavioral problems August 3, 2009 Behavioral and attention problems y “Disruptive Behavioral Problems” in the DSM IV y The most frequent reason children are referred for help y Telling the difference between normal conduct problems and serious emotional problems 2 The Disruptive Behavioral Problems y Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder y Oppositional Defiant Disorder y Conduct Behavioral Disorder 3
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8/4/2009 2 ADHD defined y “…persistent pattern of inattention or hyperactivity— impulsivity that is more frequently displayed and more severe than…in other children of the same age. .” y Hyperactivity ‐‐ a physical state in which a person is abnormally and easily excitable 4 Factors associated with ADHD y Genetic y Environmental y Social setting 5 How common is ADHD? y Compared to other disorders y In U.S. y What we know worldwide y The problem of “over diagnosis” 6
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8/4/2009 3 Criteria for ADHD (partial list) y Present for at least six months:
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