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Emotional or Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbance
Emotional or behavioral disorders and emotional disturbance

Five checklists are included in this section:

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Selective Mutism
  • Depression
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Definition of Emotional Disturbance: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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:

  • 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 ...

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