A behaviour disorder is characterised as a clinically significant pattern of behaviour associated with distress or impairment in an important area of functioning.
Childhood behavioural disorders include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), and eating disorders.
How will I know if my child has a behavioural disorder?
As children develop, they are constantly growing and changing. It is important to bear this in mind if your child’s behaviour is disturbing. However, childhood disorders are more significant exaggerations of emotional states and reactions, that are regarded as normal for their age, when occurring in only a mild form. If the problem is persistent, seek the help of a trained professional, who can help with diagnosis.
Do some children have more than one behavioural disorder?
Yes, two or more behavioural disorders can – and often do – exist at the same time. For instance, research shows that between 35-60 per cent of those with ADHD also have ODD.
Perhaps you suspect your child has some learning difficulty and you would like advice on what you should do. Or perhaps it is becoming clear that your child's current school is not working for him or her, and you need help to find a mainstream school which has better SEN provision, or to find a special school which will best cater for your child's area of need. Our SEN consultancy team advises on both special schools, and the mainstream schools with good SEN support, from reception through to the specialist colleges for 19+.
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As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, The Good Schools Guide International offers the following guidance:
Determine the global situation and that of individual countries on government mandated school closures by accessing the UNESCO information on this link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-emergencies/coronavirus-school-closures.
For updates on the medical situation, go to the World Health Organisation website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports.
If you wish to contact one of our GSGI listed schools to discover their current status or any plans for alternate learning strategies, please go to our database to find email and phone numbers for each school https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international-search.
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