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What are the goals of behavioral therapy for ADHD?

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Behavioral therapy teaches your child skills that will help him control his impulsiveness and constant motion. They:

  • Strengthen good behaviors
  • Limit disruptive behaviors
  • Teach a child to how to express feelings in a peaceful way

SOURCES:

CDC: "Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)," “My Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD - Now What?”

Healthy Children: “Behavior Therapy for Children with ADHD.”

U.S. Department of Education: “Teaching Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices.”

Society of Clinical and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Behavior Therapy for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)," “My Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD - Now What?”

Healthy Children: “Behavior Therapy for Children with ADHD.”

U.S. Department of Education: “Teaching Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices.”

Society of Clinical and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Behavior Therapy for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

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