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Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral Disorders
Behavioral Disorders

The most common childhood disorders tend to fall into one of two categories: behavioral disorders or emotional disorders. This assignment will focus on the behavioral disorders of childhood, which include the following:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct disorder (CD)

In this assignment, you will gain a better understanding of the similarities and differences among these three disorders by filling out the behavioral disorders template provided.

Recommended sources include your textbook and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website. You can visit this website at the following:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Retrieved from:

Click here to download the behavioral disorders template.

Then, revisit the case of Anna, the four-year-old girl described in M2: Assignment 1. Based on your analysis of the case, fill the template by doing the following:

  • Complete the first three pages of tables in the template by providing information related to the three disorders.
  • On page four of the template, explain the reasons you agree or disagree with Anna’s diagnosis of ADHD (in at least 300 words). Support your opinion with information from academic sources.
    • If you agree, list her symptoms that correspond with ADHD. Identify at least one other problem or issue that would need to be treated.
    • If you disagree, identify at least two problems or issues you believe are the most significant and most in need of treatment.
    • Describe appropriate treatments for each identified problem or issue.

Add a title and reference page to the template and apply APA standards to citation of sources, including in-text citations and full references. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, July 9, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Provided information related to ADHD in the behavioral disorders template. 8
Provided information related to ODD in the behavioral disorders template. 8
Provided information related to CD in the behavioral disorders template. 8
Provided your opinion, supported with adequate information from academic sources, on whether Anna’s diagnosis of ADHD is correct. 24
Based on agreement or disagreement with the diagnosis of ADHD, identified other problems or issues (at least one if in agreement and at least two if not in agreement) that would need to be treated and described appropriate treatments for each. 32
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 20
Total: 100





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Behavioral Disorders Template

Instructions: Complete each of the following three tables found on pages 1–3 of this template.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Symptoms of Inattention and Impulsivity List the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) symptoms under the category, “inattention.”

1. One often has troubles when holding attentions on play activities or tasks.

2. One may have the problems of poor listening to what is spoken to him or her directly.

3. Making careless mistakes in art work, school work and many other activities.

4. One often has trouble in organizing task activities.

5. One might have the problem of listening or doing things which require mental effort over a long span of time.

6. One is always distracted.

7. One is always forgetful in daily activities because he is reluctant of performing things which require mental efforts.

8. One often looses things necessary for activities and tasks.

9. Failure to follow instructions and one fails to complete school works or any other duties in work place (Barkley, 2011).


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