Behavior therapy is a treatment that helps change potentially self- destructing behaviors. It is also called behavioral modification or cognitive behavioral therapy.
Child behavior therapy consists of practical and tested procedures designed to provide the child with the strategies needed to improve family interactions and the child’s ability to manage his / her behaviors.
Behavior therapy can help patients cope with certain mental disorders. It can also be used to treat –
- Developmental Delays (Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome)
- Learning Disabilities
- Personality Disorders (ADHD, ADD, ODD, Conduct Disorder)
- Behavior Issues (Extreme temper tantrums, sibling rivalry, anxiety, inattentiveness and more)
- Couple counselling
- Age related issues (Adolescent issues)
Behavior therapy is also used for patients with chronic diseases to help manage pain. For instance, Cancer, Pregnant women, emotional grief and more.
Autism likely has deep genetic roots, but the latest research provides hope that some learning techniques can lessen symptoms of the developmental disorder.
In children with the mild Autism, these techniques resulted in changes in their brains that made them “indistinguishable” from those of unaffected children of the same age — essentially normalizing them.