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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Giving consequences

When children have ADHD, their behaviour is a bit like the sea – always changing, flat and calm one minute, wild and crashing the next.

Sometimes you can see a storm on the horizon, at other times behaviour changes with little warning. You can learn how to influence this behaviour so it doesn’t drown you.

Here is a set of principles that increase the chances of good behaviour happening again, and bad behaviour happening less often. These principles come from a school of psychology called behaviourism.

There are various forms of behavioural interventions used for children with ADHD. An example of very intensive behaviour therapy was used in the NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD, which involved a child’s ...

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