With regards to my own personal “Philosophy” as it pertains to both children as well as adults with “Behavior Disorders “& their “treatment” educationally, my own personal philosophy specifically focuses on the scientific as well as psychological and social facts (including “multiple intelligences”) as well as the very and so vitally important educational “Learning Styles”. In the more recent years, these specific “Learning Styles” have been identified as the visual learning style, logical, aural style of learning, verbal, psychical, and the “Memletic” styles of learning which have been primarily identified as working in a group and working in solitary conditions (such as by one’s self) (Learning Styles Online (2017).
In short, all educators should not only be well educated in the latter terms mentioned, but also well versed in applying them to real life situations and while working with children and adults with behavior disorders.
My educational philosophy as well as myself as an educator accomplishes this. Furthermore, it is important to be fully aware that a vast majority of both children as well as adults with “behavioral disorders” also have the presence of mental health disorders (issues).
These may include but not be limited to, ADHD, ADD in addition to, various degrees of anxiety, depression, and other special issues and consideration such as oppositional defiant issues all of which effect both child/adult educational enrichment. Specifically, my educational philosophy for both children and adults would cater to both their interests as well as the generalized educational topics such as reading writing, math, science ,social studies (history), art therapy and other topics/subjects that are of both practical and everyday use (that is highly essential to learn in the “Real World”.
In addition, I would specifically utilize, tailored subjects that are of a “specific interest” to each student/adult (very similar to the “Montessori Approach”). For instance, those with both ADHD and ADD oftentimes exhibit signs of be limited attention spans which can remedied to focusing specifying on the particular interests and needs of that individual (and thus proving an effective “outlet” for their behavior issues).
In addition, hyperactivity can easily be solved with offering additional “time” for sports and other physical activities which can effectively help to release “pent up” aggression, lack of restraint, excitability and fidgeting. Lastly, those with such behavioral problems can be given the appropriate time as well as skills (counseling courses) in order to help them effectively cope with their irritability, intrusive thoughts, anger, mood swings, and anxiety. There is no “one size fits all” philosophy yet the latter steps can be applied to all. Experience Regarding Children/Adults with Behavior Disorders & Their Treatment Educationally Some of my own personal experiences involve both “hands on” and “direct contact” with individuals (both adult & children). Specifically, besides a vast majority of my experience being educational (via textbook, coursework, as well as seminar learning).I also have extensive experience with babysitting and proving the much needed and essential care for both children (young and old) in addition to adults with both behavioral as well as mental healthcare needs. I have had to administer prescribed medications to my brother’s son (as he was under my care and prescribed medication for his ADD.