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Digital Seminar

Temperament-Based Interventions: Treating ODD, ADHD & Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Patricia McGuire, MD, FAAP
6 Hours 17 Minutes
Feb 26, 2016
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Watch this seminar and learn proven temperament-based strategies for working with children diagnosed with ODD, ADHD and Anxiety who exhibit challenging behaviors, such as meltdowns, anxiety, opposition, hyperactivity, disruption, rigidity and manipulation—just to name a few.

Discover which temperament traits put a child at risk for a diagnosis of ODD, are found with ADHD, and are linked to an increased risk of anxiety disorders. Walk away with interventions that target the areas of executive functioning, cognitive processing, social-emotional and behavioral control, including:

  • Language strategies to regulate emotional behavior
  • Behavioral strategies to prevent meltdowns and anger
  • Self-monitoring strategies to address oppositional behavior
  • Sensory strategies to promote cognitive processing
  • Problem-solving strategies to reduce anxiety

Early intervention of challenging behaviors can decrease the risk of going from a trait to a disorder.



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Patricia McGuire, M.D., is not your typical pediatrician! She has spent over 30 years in the trenches working with children experiencing developmental, learning, and behavioral challenges. As a community-based developmental and behavioral pediatrician, she has spent her career learning and collaborating with mental health professionals and has worked closely with families, childcare providers, schools and agencies to understand and improve the outcomes of these at-risk children and adolescents.

In addition, Dr. McGuire was blessed with three children of her own who experienced these challenges, bringing to her presentations a more comprehensive understanding of the many hurdles families have to overcome in raising their children.

Dr. McGuire is a member of the National Speakers Association, presenting around the country. She is the Reader’s View award winner and best-selling Advantage Media author of Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling Them.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Patricia McGuire is the owner of Helping Challenging Children. She is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. McGuire receives a consulting fee and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Patricia McGuire is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association.

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  1. Utilize the temperament profile to understand where the child needs skill development.
  2. Incorporate social-emotional and behavioral control strategies to treat ODD behaviors.
  3. Demonstrate rhythmicity and persistence strategies to develop organization and working memory in children with ADHD.
  4. Integrate adaptability and persistence strategies to improve impulsivity and self-monitoring struggles.
  5. Develop the skills needed for adaptability to curb anxiety responses.
  6. Select and implement language strategies to regulate emotional behavior.


Traits Linked to ODD, ADHD and Anxiety

  • Neurobiological links of temperament
  • Temperamental patterns
  • Environmental influences on behavior

Assessment Tools

  • The 9 trait temperament profile
  • Behavioral assessment tools
  • Red flags that can be found in temperament


Executive Functioning (EF) Strategies

  • Promote EF with the temperament/ disorder link in mind
  • Decision making: The 7 steps that need to be mastered
  • Linking EF strategies to improve organization and academics skills
  • Engage behavioral inhibition and self-monitoring

Cognitive Processing Strategies

  • How the senses create cognitive processing
  • Breakdown tasks and activities to increase processing
  • Flexible thinking and self-monitoring skills for staying on task
  • Teach problem-solving as a tool of ` ` processing

Social-Emotional Strategies

  • Problem-solving skills for emotional self-regulation
  • Teach internal bully control
  • Language strategies to regulate emotional behavior
  • Use choices to engage and persuade

Behavioral Control Strategies

  • Teach skills to prevent meltdowns and control anger
  • When fight or flight responses are in overdrive
  • 3 steps to help the child experiencing sensory overload
  • Affirmation and empathy through cognitive skills and modeling
  • Debrief after an explosion

Target Audience

Case Managers, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

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