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Individual Academic Course in
Behavioural Disorders in Children

Presentation

One of the most worrying situations for carers and educators is seeing that their children and students struggle to accept rules or that they exhibit problematic behaviours. These behaviours can vary in type and intensity, but they often interfere with the child’s quality of life and the lives of those who live or work with them because they hinder academic performance and affect day-to-day family life.

This course, Behavioural Disorders in Children, provides carers and educators with basic training in the field of childhood behavioural disorders. It offers theoretical and practical knowledge about how to intervene in different cases. The course pays special attention to the three most common disorders—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder—in order to assist with early diagnosis, and it also covers the most effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

10 ECTS Credits

120 hours

Syllabus

1. BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

1.1 Behavioural Problems and Disorders
1.2 Classification of Children’s Behavioural Disorders
1.3 Explanatory Models for Severe Behavioural Disorders in Children
1.4 Diagnosing Behavioural Disorders in Children

2. INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES FOR CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS

2.1 Intervention in Childhood Behavioural Problems

3. PREVENTING CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS

3.1 The Family’s Preventive Function
3.2 Adolescence as a Risk Factor
3.3 Some Guidance for Reducing Behavioural Problems

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Duration: 6 months
FREE enrollment
Personal Tutor support
Minimum completion time: 30 days
Self-paced learning: no time-tracking or fixed exam dates

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