Presentation on theme: "TE Behavior Problems Isp - Uio1 Behavioral problems - Terminology The terminology of the field is so variable and confused that you can pick one label."— Presentation transcript:
TE Behavior Problems Isp - Uio1 Behavioral problems - Terminology The terminology of the field is so variable and confused that you can pick one label from A and combine with B -and even add severe or seriously n Emotional n Social n Behavioral n Personal n _____________ n + Misbehavior n Antisocial behavior n Delinquent n interaction problem n Problems n Disturbance n Disorder n Maladjustment n Handicap n Impairment n _____________ n Low social competance
TE Behavior Problems Isp - Uio2 BP - Misconceptions n Myth n Most children with BP escape the notice of people around them n Children with BP are usually very bright n Children who exhibit shy, anxious behavior are more seriously impaired than the hyperaggressive n Most of them need a permissive environment in which they feel accepted and can accept themselves n Facts n Whether they are aggressive or withdrawn, they are easy to spot n Few have high IQ, in fact most have a low normal IQ n Unless the withdraw is extreme, they have the best chance for social adjustments in adulthood n Research shows that a firmly structured and highly predicable (but not hostile) environment benefits
TE Behavior Problems Isp - Uio3 BP - Misconceptions n Only highly professional psychiatrist, psychologist or social workers can help n The BP are only symptoms, the real problem are hidden deep in the chills psyche n Most teachers and parents can learn to be highly effective.Many require service of highly trained professionals as well n There is no sound scientific basis for belief in hidden causes. The child’s behavior and it’s social context are the problem. Causes may involve a child’s thoughts, feelings and perception, however.
TE Behavior Problems Isp - Uio4 Definitional problems - BP n There is no universally accepted definition of BP. Professional groups and experts have felt free to construct individual working definitions to fit their own professional purposes n Reasons for lack of consensus regarding definition: n Lack of an adequate definition of mental health and normality n Differences among conceptual models and theories n measurement n Relationships between BP and other impairments - f.i. Mental retardation n intention of definition n Cultural-, time and situation conditions n Differences in the functions of socialization agents who categorize and serve children
TE Behavior Problems Isp - Uio5 Definition BP n There is general agreement that BP refers to: n Behavior that goes to an extreme - behavior that is not slightly different from the usual n A problem that is chronic - one that does not quickly disappear n Behavior that is unacceptable because of social or cultural expectations n Different types of definitions: n Operational n professional n administrative
TE Behavior Problems Isp - Uio6 Definition BP n One ecological definition: n Emotional disturbance is not a physical is not a physical disease located solely within a child, but we prefer to look at a disturbed ecosystem, in which disturbance can be more profitably viewed as a “failure to match” (Apter 82) n One “labeling” or reactive definition: n The deviant is one to whom that label has successfully been applied: Deviant behavior is behavior that people so label (Becker 1963)