EMOTIONAL / BEHAVOIUR DISORDER
emotional-behavior-disorder, Emotion is a strong inner feeling like hatred, anger, sadness and happiness.
Behaviour on the other hand is the response one shows as a result of the strong inner feeling. For example, when an inner feeling is anger, one responds by fighting or talking harshly. Emotions are seen as part of behavior.
Emotional / Behaviour disorder occurs when one’s behavoiur is so different from that of other pupils in age, culture and ethical norms.
Behaviour disorders have been defined in several years, and none seems universally acceptable. emotional-behavior-disorder
The best way to explain it is through the following
- Frequency i.e. how often the behaviour is performed.
- Magnitude i.e. the degree with which the behavior occurs
- Duration i.e. how long the behavior is engaged in
- Topography i.e. the nature of the behaviour.
CLASSIFICATION OF BEHAVIOUR DISORDER
- Conduct disorders:- Seeks attention, shows off is disruptive, annoys others fights etc.
- Socialized aggression:- Steal in company with others, is loyal to delinquent friends, is truant from school with others, has bad companies etc.
- Attention problems:- immaturity – has short attention span, poor concentration, easily distracted, answers questions without thinking etc
- Anxiety:- Withdrawal, easily embarrassed, generally fearful, depressed and always sad.
- Motor excess:- is restless, unable to sit still, tense, unable to relax, over talkative etc. emotional-behavior-disorder
SIGNS AND IDENTIFICATIONS OF EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIOUR
- Inability to concentrate on task
- Failure to make and keep friend
- Marked hyperactivity
- They show destructiveness and vandalism
- Generally, they are frequently in conflicts with others
- Often complains of little “illness” that keeps them away from class
- Punishments mean little or nothing to them
- Sudden and unexplained deterioration of standard of work
- Lack basic reading and arithmetic skills.
CAUSES OF EMOTIONAL /BEHAVIOUR DISORDERS
(A) GENETIC CAUSES
- Individuals with down syndrome have been found to exhibit some forms of behavior disorders. Down syndrome refers to
- It has also been found that identical twins portray similar aggressive characteristics. Identical twins are also called monozygotic twins.
- B) ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
- Satisfying peer relationship can contribute to some disorders since peer groups often encourage behaviours that deviate from the standards of parents, teachers etc.emotional-behavior-disorder
- Provocative dressing which exposes sensitive parts of the body
- Poor socio-cultural factors such as poor homes, unemployment, poor nutrition etc.
- Sexual and pornographic films on television can trigger sexual behaviuor.
- Profane songs and dance
- Unhealthy advertisements in the newspaper
- Parental neglect, hostility and abuse (Abusers are vitims of abuse)
- Broken homes – death of parents, separation or divorce.
MANAGEMENT OF BEHAVIOUR / EMOTIONAL DISORDERS
- Provide counseling to parents of such children
- Group pupils together for completing assignments
- Establish clearly stated classrooms rules regarding pupils behavior and verbal outbursts.
- You must recognize or reward the child’s desirable behavior openly and ignore or reprimand bad ones quickly and privately.
- Your expectations for the child should be realistic and give him academic task which is within his capacity.
- Try to have the background knowledge of the pupil. The background knowledge could help the trace the cause of the child’s problem.
- Teach students acceptable responses to verbal or physical attacks
- Encourage social interactions of withdrawn students with reinforces
- State specifically circumstances under which students are permitted to talk.
10.Schedule activities that students enjoy at the start of the class period of check persistent late coming.
11.Encourage parents to give watches to their children.
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