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Chapter 4: Emotional or Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbance
Five checklists are included in this section:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Selective Mutism
- Conduct Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
IDEA defines Emotional Disturbance as follows:
The term means 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:[Page 38]
- An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
- An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
- Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
- A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
- A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal ...