Behavioral Disorders Discussion Week 4
Behavioral Disorders Discussion Week 4
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
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument