Children and Adolescents with Learning and Behavioral Difficulties
|Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2010||End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2010|
|Registration Date: Oct 23, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2010|
Children and adolescents with behavioral challenges, meanwhile, account for the vast majority of clinical referrals. Such youth may exhibit intense temper outbursts, oppositionality, and verbal and physical aggression, behaviors that have extremely adverse effects on family life and school functioning. These children may carry diagnoses such as ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, Tourette's disorder, nonverbal learning disability, or Asperger's disorder, among others. For many, conventional behavior management approaches are unfortunately ineffective. This aspect of the program will offer an alternative conceptualization of the difficulties of these youth; namely, that their difficulties are a byproduct of a delay in the development of crucial cognitive skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving. It will also provide an overview of an innovative, evidenced base treatment model that helps adults teach children the cognitive skills they lack while reducing the frequency and intensity of explosive/noncompliant episodes. The model is described in the acclaimed book, "Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.