Chapter 14: Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

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Chapter 14: Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

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Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

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"...a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance:An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factorsAn inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachersInappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstancesA general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depressionA tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school factors.-[Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 300.7(c)(4)(i)]

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Accommodations-Set goals aimed at social interactions-Use seating arrangements to encourage social interaction-Use visually stimulating material strategically-Give student extra time-Individual administration of tests-Testing with breaks

Modifications-Supplementary aids & services-Allowing student to use technology (computer, calculator)-Talking software or word predication software to allow frustration when writing.

Strategy-Cooperative learning-Mediattion strategies-Conflict resolution instruction-Recognize warning signs of depression-Create opportunities of engagement-Encourage students to affirm eachother-Encourage students to cooperate

Students with emotional or behavioral disorders manifest emotional, behavioral, social, and/or academic characteristics that are chronic and severe and adversly affect their educational performance. May exhibit externalizing or internalizing behaviors. Approx. 7% of all students with disabilities have emotional or behavioral disabilities, some estimate higher percentage.Caused by interactions between biological and environmental factors.


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