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Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome
 

blue-orange-red, 1951 Mark RothkoThe term disruptive behavior refers to an observable pattern of behaviors that disrupt interpersonal or group activities. It is important to distinguish active children with “mental-age" appropriate behavior from those with a mental-age discrepant behavior and a persistent pattern of behavioral problems associated with poor social and/or academic achievement. The psychiatric literature recognizes several different conditions which describes many, but not all, types of disruptive behavior seen... Read more

Managing Disruptive Behaviors

Orange CrossDisruptive (Externalizing) Behavior in Children with Down syndrome
 

Externalizing behavior is directed outward into the environment or toward others and typically receives immediate attention from others. As its name would imply, disruptive behavior disrupts the physical or social setting and can be dangerous or result in harm to self or others

Typically, disruptive behaviors are diagnosed in the early school years when a child is between three to seven years old. However, some ...Read more

Disruptive Behaviors

 Disruptive Behaviors in Children with Down Syndrome
 
The term disruptive behavior refers to an observable pattern of behaviors that disrupt interpersonal or group activities. It is important to distinguish active children with “mental-age" appropriate behavior from those with a mental-age discrepant behavior and a persistent pattern of behavioral problems associated with poor social and/or academic achievement. The psychiatric literature recognizes several different conditions which describes many, but not all, types of disruptive behavior seen in childhood. Not every child with misbehavior has a “disruptive behavior disorder.”...Read more
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