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Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the Classroom

Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in the Classroom Emotional and Behavioral Disorders What are Emotional and behavioral disorders? EBD Emotlonal and behavloral disor- EBDS can Vary in severity with no clear cutoff between ders (EBD) Is an umbrella term encompassing multiple disorders whereln a chlld's affect or behavlor are atyplcal. typlcal behavlor, troubling behavlor, and serlous behavloral Issues. Not all chlldren who experlence an EBD wll meet dlagnostic criterla, but Just because they do not meet criterla does not mean they do not need help The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) IDEA guides schools in the identification process for qualifying students under the disability category of emotional disturbance Students may meet eligi- bility criteria by meeting one of the following Characteristics over a long perlod of time and to a degree that signlficantly Impacts a chlld's educatlonal performance DIAGNOSIS 21201DAIO An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors DSM-V An inability to build or maintain satisfactory relationships with Students may have an established peers and teachers dlagnosls from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- Fifth Edition (DSM-V) made A general pervasive mood of 3 unhappiness or depression by a physiclan, llcensed soclal worker or llcensed psychologlst, but It Is not required to meet crit- erla for ellglblt 4 Inappropriate behaviors or feelings under normal circumstances Similarly, a diagnosis does not auto- A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems matically result in a student meeting eligibility criteria 3 Prevalence of EBDS EBDS are the fourth largest disability category under IDEA In 2011, over 371,000 students (ages 6 to 21) recelved special education and other services in public schools under the category of EBD "emotional disturbance" The CDC reports almost 8.3 million children aged 4-17 Nearly (14.5%) have parents who have 2.9 million children have been prescribed medication for these difficulties talked with a health care provider or school staff about the child's emotional or behavioral difficulties 4 In the classroom Peer Interaction Research has shown Classwide Peer that using peers is effective for Im- Tutoring (CWPT) is the most researched and widely recognized effective peer tutoring, wherein students are proving academic achievement, time on tasks and behavior of students with disabilities assigned to pairs to peer and EBDS tutor each other A +B=C° TIPS for Teachers Do not dismiss the problem Learn about the individual student Two students with the same EBD will still learn differently. You will need to learn about each student's strengths and challenges Teachers are often the first to sus- pect an undiagnosed EBD and the sooner the children can receive help, the sooner they can improve Remember these students Join the student's IEP team are children Help shape the special education pro- gram and ensure it includes appropri- ate accommodations for the student's Children with emotional and behavioral disorders are not scary or "time bombs," they need support. Do not permit bullying, teasing, demean- ing or exclusion of the student by other students or by the system needs Advocate for Teacher's needs Teachers can also advocate for Provide accommodations resources and support for themselves to better aid the student Follow the accommodations in the student's IEP One third of new special education teachers leave the profession after only three years, which is largely attrib- uted to lack of administrative support Set clear behavioral rules and expectations for the entire class A classroom management plan is recommended to provide structure, understand consequences and de- veloped a shared approach to appro- priate behavior Teacher classroom management practices have a significant, positive effect on decreasing disruptive, inap- propriate and aggressive behavior in the classroom Sources 36.4.cancio.html for-students-with-emotional-behavioral-disorders

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the Classroom

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Emotional and behavioral disorders, or EBDs, act as a general term for any number of disorders that can atypically affect a child’s behavior. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act helps de...




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