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Learn how to quickly and easily identify students with disabilities in your classroom!
If you're a general education teacher with little or no experience in special education, identifying children and adolescents with potential disabilities may seem an impossible task. Until now! Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, and general education and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell offers guidelines to help you quickly recognize and categorize the specific characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, emotional-behavioral disorders, cognitive disabilities, speech or language impairment, health-related disabilities, and more.
Using the practical checklists and resources in this guide, teachers can quickly and accurately gather key information to determine whether or not individual students need specialized assessment, attention, and services while complying with ...
Chapter 4: 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
- 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:[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 ...