Behavior disorders

Behavior disordered is a term frequently used interchangeably with emotionally disturbed or socially maladjusted. These terms describe children who are troubled and who may also cause trouble for parents, teachers, peers, and others. Problems associated with defining and identifying behavior disorders, or conduct disorders, are far more difficult than those relating to physical disabilities. Estimates of the prevalence of behavior disorders vary considerably depending on the criteria used for identification and on whether estimates include mild as well as severe instances. It has been estimated that 15% to 19% of U.S. children and adolescents have problems requiring some form of mental health services. Factors that contribute to the development of behavior disorders vary greatly. They are often classified as genetic or congenital versus social or psychological. Given adequate knowledge of biological history and environment, it is sometimes possible to identify children who may be at greater risk for behavior disorders than others.

News items related to the topic: Behavior disorders

Vanderbilt study reveals senses of sight and sound separated in children with autism
Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears, according to a Vanderbilt study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Optogenetics sheds new light on brain’s behavior modulators
Optogenetics sheds new light on brain’s behavior modulators

TRIAD study aims to improve hospitalizations for children with autism
The VKC Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) has launched a pilot research study to improve treatment of children with autism hospitalized for serious behavioral issues.

Behavior Analysis Clinic equips new generation of practitioners
For some children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, severe behavior problems threaten their success in school and society. By unraveling the causes of those behaviors and developing treatments tailored for them, teams at the Behavior Analysis Clinic (BAC) offer lifelines for those children and their families.

VKC Clinical Translational Core Training Series Seminar: "Introduction to the NEW Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales -- Third Edition"
VKC Clinical Translational Core Training Series Seminar: "Introduction to the NEW Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales -- Third Edition"

App will help children with disabilities who have challenging behavior
A Vanderbilt Kennedy Center special education researcher has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by The Institute of Education Sciences to develop an app for use by parents who have young children with disabilities who also exhibit challenging behaviors.

Grants related to the topic: Behavior disorders

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    PI: Bodfish, Jim

People related to the topic: Behavior disorders

Jim Bodfish, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Thomas Catron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Pediatrics

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Vicki Harris, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology & Human Development and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Mary Louise Hemmeter, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education

Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Special Education and Psychology

Joseph H Wehby, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of Special Education

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