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Many children and adolescents have challenging difficult behaviors that require parents to take a special approach. Over the course of working with many children and adolescents, including those with chronic health conditions, our faculty at the Adherence Center has developed tips for parents to manage a number of challenging behaviors effectively.
Each of these handouts summarizes easy-to-follow tips to manage challenging behaviors. Parents have found these to be very helpful. We hope you will too.
Taking medication can be difficult for children but is very important. We describe a number of helpful ways to ensure that your child takes prescribed medications effectively.
Download our list of tips for managing medication effectively.
This tip sheet includes ways to help your child manage common barriers in helping your child take medication more effectively:
Download the Adherence Strategies Tip Sheet.
This is a helpful calendar to keep track of your child’s medication taking.
Download the Medication Calendar.
This is a useful guide to the steps to engage in problem solving to manage barriers to adherence
Download the Problem Solving Guide.
Many children have difficulty swallowing pills. We have found that children can be helped to swallow pills by using a few simple methods.
Download our Tips for Helping your Child Swallow Pills.
Eczema and other skin conditions are made worse by scratching and itching. Learn how to help your child to limit these behaviors by using habit reversal training.
Download the Behavior Change Plan.Download the Habit Reversal Training.
Sickle Cell Disease is a challenging chronic condition. We provide useful suggestions to help your child with two of the most difficult challenges: managing pain and learning how to manage sickle cell disease effectively.
Download the Sickle Cell Pain Management Plan.Download the Sickle Cell Self Management Program.
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