Help With Behavioral Issues
Behavioral issues in children can lead to stress and frustration for the entire family. In young children, these issues may not yet be categorized as a specific diagnosis, but a child with significant behavioral issues may exhibit signs of:
- Having frequent and severe tantrums
- Being manipulative
- Being repetitively defiant towards those in authority.
Often their teachers, peers, and parents label these children as disruptive, frustrating, mean, or even “bad”.
It is important to speak directly with your Doctor concerning the presence or confirmation of any diagnosis of a spectrum disorder.
Sometimes children who demonstrate significant behavioral issues are given a formal diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. Often behavioral issues are identified along with another diagnosis like ADHD or Asperger’s (ASD). In many cases, behavioral issues never receive a formal diagnosis but nonetheless are a major issue in a child’s ability to make and keep friends or succeed in school. They often require intervention due to the impact on family life and disruption to everyday activities.
Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Signs of oppositional defiant disorder in children are usually apparent before the age eight. Behaviors may occur most with people the child knows well, such as family members or care providers. These behaviors are frequent, not age appropriate, and cause significant issues at school, at home, and/or with peers. Signs of ODD include (1):
- Losing one’s temper often.
- Frequent arguing with adults or refusing to comply with adults’ rules or requests.
- Often getting angry or being resentful or vindictive.
- Deliberately annoying others; easily becoming annoyed with others.
- Often blaming other people for one’s own mistakes or misbehavior.
To learn more about the specific symptoms of ODD, please refer to the DSM-IV criteria for these disorders.
Source: (1) Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Behavioral Disorders and the Brain Balance Program
At Brain Balance, we approach behavioral issues by gaining an understanding of your child’s brain and body function through our Personalized Assessment. Then we develop a customized program combining sensory motor and neuro-academic activities to improve physical and academic function and minimize or eliminate negative behaviors.
In addition, the Balance 360 Nutrition System is our one-of-a-kind proprietary nutritional plan. The Brain Balance approach improves brain and body development by addressing your child’s physical, academic, and nutritional needs. The Balance 360 System is a wholesome program that supports our comprehensive approach to balancing the brain effectively and efficiently.
Help and Hope for Behavioral Issues
The Brain Balance Program is designed to offer a drug-free, integrated approach that brings parents and kids together to achieve a common goal of improving a child’s processing and learning ability, leading to a more successful academic and personal life.
We use what we learn in the Personal Assessment testing to set up your child’s program regimen. By doing this for each child, individually, we create a customized program that addresses any deficits in functions or skills your child may have. The frequency and duration of these tasks, activities and exercises are clearly communicated to you and are what makes the Brain Balance Program so effective. The strength of the Brain Balance Program is how we efficiently work on improving developmental functions with your child, based on the areas where we find the greatest need.
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