Disruptive behaviors in children can be difficult to manage and affect each member of a family; they often interfere with a child’s social, emotional and educational development—at home, in school and in public.
Designed to address the needs of families who are experiencing difficulty in managing their child’s behavior or who are concerned with his or her emotional or behavioral regulation, the Disruptive Behavior Clinic at JCFS Chicago offers specialized treatment for children aged 2 to 12 years old.
The talented and experienced psychologists at the Disruptive Behavior Clinic have in-depth expertise in the identification and treatment of challenging behaviors such as aggression and noncompliance, as well as emotional difficulties like irritability or tantrums. The team conducts a complete diagnostic assessment of a child’s emotional and behavioral functioning (including interviews with parents and other caregivers, structured observation, teacher questionnaires and developmental and cognitive assessments).
After reviewing the findings from our assessment we then provide recommendations that fit the unique needs of each child and his or her family.
Our researched-based, family-focused therapies help children learn to manage their behaviors and emotions in developmentally appropriate ways. We work with parents and other caregivers to help them develop effective behavior management strategies, because success doesn’t come from the child, alone.