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

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

  • Development and Testing of the Family Behavior Support App
    PI: Barton, Erin
  • Behavioral Inflexibility in IDD Outcome Measurement
    PI: Bodfish, Jim
  • Developing Functional Behavior Assessment Maps for Students with Persistent Challenging Behavior: A Guiding Framework for Practitioners
    PI: Lloyd, Blair

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

Rachel Hundley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Psychologist, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic

A. Pablo Juarez, M.Ed., BCBA
Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, & Special Education; Director, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)

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

Joseph Lambert, Ph.D., BCBA
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Special Education; ABA Program Director

Blair Lloyd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

Joseph H Wehby, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of Special Education; Project Director, National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLii)

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