Behavioral Problems

Children who struggle with behavioral problems may experience drastic changes in their personality and/or behaviors regularly. These problematic behaviors tend to go beyond the normal growing pains kids experience. You may be able to decipher whether or not your child is struggling with a behavioral problem if the following signs seem familiar:

  • Defiance

  • Inattention

  • Aggressiveness

  • Antisocial Behavior

  • Blaming misbehavior on others

Actions like these can lead to stress not only for the child but the entire family. That’s why it’s important to be aware of behavioral disorders, and how you can go about treating them.

Common Behavioral Disorders:

If your child is showing any of the previously mentioned signs, you may want to bring them in to see a physician. At Therapy Services of Greater New York, we can help work with kids suffering behavioral disorders. That includes the following common disorders, but not limited to:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Conduct Disorders

What should I do if I think my child has a Behavioral Disorder?

If you suspect your child is suffering from a behavior disorder, it’s important to acknowledge the patterns your child is displaying. From there you’ll want to follow these steps to ensure your child ends up getting the attention they need to work through their struggles:

  • Speak with your pediatrician

    • They’ll be able to provide you with information and assistance that’ll put you in the right direction for treatment.

  • Don’t wait, act now!

    • You don’t want your child to fall behind socially or academically.

  • See if any other conditions could be related to their behavior

    • This will ensure the best possible course of action to help your child.

  • Know that if your child is struggling with a conduct disorder it’s serious

  • There are a number of different solutions out there, so keep an open mind!

While it may seem like a lot to take in at first, your child suffering from a Behavioral Disorder is not the end of the world. At Therapy Services of Greater New York, we treat kids suffering from a variety of different conditions. Our staff specializes in sensory integration and is able to work with your child wherever they feel most comfortable. Visit our website to set up your first appointment today!