APPROACH: BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION

As most of the students referred to Kamaruka have a history of behavioural problems, a major component of teacher energy is channelled into our behaviour modification program. Using a cognitive-behavioural approach, teachers constantly challenge unacceptable behaviours and offer alternative management strategies to deal with problems in a more socially acceptable manner.

ADHD and comorbid disorders interfere not only with the educational and social success of the individual, but can have a devastating impact on the parents’ relationship, the family dynamics and society. In an attempt to address this problem, a ‘Home Behaviour Report Form’ is issued on a weekly basis for parents to identify home situations causing difficulties, so teachers can counsel students and offer strategies for change.

The Principal is available for guidance and advice to both students and parents during and after school hours.

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