Behavioral Interventions Have Many Advantages

September 30, 2008 by admin 


Behavioral interventions come in all different types to address different needs. Whether your child is autistic, overweight, sexually deviant or always in the principal’s office, you can find intervention strategies to assist your family. Community services designed to provide brief intervention or long-term crisis care will ensure that your child has a normal development, despite what may have happened in the past. Start fresh today with an intervention program!

Often, children who need a behavioral intervention suffer from ADHD, autism, dyslexia or another pervasive developmental disorder. An early intervention program is the key to helping the child overcome natural difficulties and find studying techniques that work. The public school system generally only focuses on one particular learning mode, which leaves many students feeling “stupid” or frustrated.

By teaching the student more about their learning needs and focusing on self-empowerment, as well as skill development, the students will begin to learn their way at their own pace and will develop a renewed interest in school. A behavioral intervention can do more than just prevent anger or hyperactive outbursts in school. It can pave the way for your child’s future and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.

However, a behavioral intervention can also help stop more serious patterns of behavior by attacking the mental framework that drives the individual to act out. For example, behavioral interventions may be used to reduce sexually transmitted diseases in teens. A recent intervention study showed that teens benefited from interventions aimed at reducing the risk of STDs. “In a previous randomized controlled trial, we found that the ‘Sexual Awareness For Everyone’ behavioral intervention significantly reduced the rate of recurrent gonorrhea and chlamydia infections among reproductive-age Mexican-American and African-American women,” wrote Andrea Ries Thurman, MD, from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio. The five modifiable behaviors the group focused on were: unprotected sex with untreated partners, lack of monogamy, sex without condoms, partner turnover more than once every three months and douching after intercourse.

behavioral interventions provide self-empowerment, workable solutions, skill assessments and freedom from self-destructive cycles. Sometimes it takes a third party to see our merits when we cannot and to offer a fresh perspective on our life situation. Intervention programs come in all different approaches so it may take more than one interventionist to find the person you or your child feels most comfortable with. Whether it’s a fixation on food, sex, drugs, alcohol or violence, these patterns can be broken with a sensible, individualized, intervention plan.


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