The term, an acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, refers to a mental health condition that affects one in 100 children worldwide. It is characterised by recurrent, unwanted thoughts which lead to anxieties manifesting as repetitive behaviours.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a serious psychiatric illness that affects millions of people worldwide. People with this disease struggle with intrusive thoughts and sometimes it leads to repetitive compulsive behaviour. For example, sometimes a patient might be inclined to count the lamp posts or shops on his way and if they suspect they have missed one, they go back and start the procedure all over again. They might also develop a tendency to check the doors and windows several times to…
Triggers for children with Autism & Sensory processing difficulties. As parents - its important to understand how totally over whelming these triggers are. Even the thought of them can cause extreme anxiety. My son is fearful of leaving the house in case he encounters any of these. Even getting a new TV last week, caused extreme anxiety - simply because he thought he would not be able to operate it!!
A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. This list of difficulties is not exhaustive but is a flavour of some of the issues that can affect students with Oppositional Defiant disorder.