Yulene Developmental Consulting

Behavioral Issues

Behavioral Issues

Behavioral Issues services offered in Sugar Land, TX

Dealing with behavioral issues can be a frustrating and draining experience. At Yulene Developmental Consulting in Sugar Land, Texas, certified pediatric occupational therapist Yulene Broussard, MS, OTR/L, understands the challenges facing parents and caregivers. That’s why she invests her time, energy, and resources in staying abreast of the most effective strategies to manage behavioral issues in children. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Which behavioral issues are most common in children?

Childhood and early adolescence are rapid growth and development periods that can lead to behavioral issues. Whether your child struggles to regulate their emotions or refuses to comply with adults’ requests at home or school, behavioral problems can be challenging to navigate. 

Children can experience many behavioral issues as they grow and develop, such as:

  • Aggression
  • Tantrums
  • Nail-biting
  • Interruption
  • Antisocial behaviors
  • Inattention
  • Academic difficulties

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

ODD is a childhood behavioral disorder that causes anger, hostility, and resistance toward authority figures. It usually starts before age eight and can affect a child’s ability to thrive at home, school, and social settings.

Conduct disorder

Aggression and rule violations at home or school characterize conduct disorder. Children with this disorder often display harmful behaviors toward their peers, animals, and other people’s property.

How can I tell if my child has behavioral issues?

Determining whether your child has behavioral issues often takes coordination between parents/caregivers, teachers, health care providers, and behavioral health professionals. The signs of behavioral problems can vary but include the following:

  • Aggressive behavior, such as hitting or biting
  • Difficulty following rules or instructions
  • Frequent outbursts or temper tantrums
  • Persistent anxiety or worry
  • Shyness or social withdrawal
  • Challenged with school work or academic performance
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Difficulty making friends or maintaining social relationships
  • Excessive impulsivity or risky behavior
  • Sleep disturbances or changes in appetite

At Yulene Developmental Consulting, Yulene provides one-on-one care to children and their families. She uses a hybrid model, observing clients in their homes and office, to effectively assess and address specific behavioral challenges.

What are the most effective strategies for behavioral issues?

Behavioral issues require a multifaceted approach to care. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Yulene works closely with you and your family to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that relieves your child’s behavioral issues and improves their social, academic, and daily life skills. Some of the many techniques she may recommend include:

  • DIRFloortime®
  • Sensory integration and sensory process approaches
  • Rhythmic movement training
  • Quantum reflex integration (QRI™)
  • Parent coaching
  • Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI)

If your child is experiencing ongoing behavioral issues, don’t wait to seek professional support and guidance. Call Yulene Developmental Consulting today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.