Educational Topics: Disruptive Behavior

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Outline - Disruptive Behavior 101

Behavior is the TIP of the iceberg.

  • Biological factors
  • Developmental factors
  • Social Factors

Disruptive Behavior - What it is and what it isn't

  • Talking about feelings
  • Expressing discontent

Disruptive behavior is behavior that "disrupts" people and activities. Examples may include:

  • Tantrums
  • Yelling/Screaming
  • Disrespecting Authority
  • Slamming Doors
  • Angry Outbursts
  • Behavior is an expression of emotion
  • Behavior is not the same as personality
  • "Acting out" is a common way that we process emotions we don't understand

The Brain

  • Higher Brain
  • Decision/Thinking Center
  • Middle
  • Emotional Center
  • Lower
  • Alarm Center
  • Lower Brain: Fight, Flight, Freeze
  • Middle Brain: Processing emotional and response to stress, social bonding, rage, fear, distress (develops from toddler – 6 years old)
  • Higher Brain: Problem solving, reasoning, empathy (developing from 6 years old – continues developing until mid 20s)
  • Low Road – Low Brain vs. High Road – Thinking Brain

What causes it? Biological factors

  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise

What causes it? Developmental factors

  • Separation anxiety; hard time "standing on their own two feet" (attachment)
  • Unresolved difficulties from toddler years (regulation)
  • Unidentified learning disability
    • Schools MUST test
    • Send request letter

    "Late bloomers" need help to catch up with the rest of the fish!!! What causes it?

    • Social factors
    • Environmental stress
    • Traumatic experience
    • Learned behavior: negative attention is still attention!!!

    What Can We Do? Looking ahead

    Can we see it coming?

    • Attachment & Regulation

    How do we react or respond?

    • Communication Techniques

    How do we prevent it?

    • Positive Reinforcement Techniques


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