This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

Externalizing Behavioral Disorders

Externalizing Behavioral Disorders

Externalizing behavioral disorders

Most children with externalizing behavioral disorders seek interactions with others, often through aggression and risk-taking behavior. However, it is important to remember that aggression, like anxiety, is not necessarily disordered and can be adaptive for individuals and for society. For example, assertive behavior, risk-taking, rebellion, and nonconformity can be important in achieving resources, self-protection, innovation, and independence. In fact, popular children use aggression in instrumental ways to enjoy certain social advantages of attention and control over resources (Hawley, 2002). In contrast to these possible advantages, children with BD and aggression typically have too little anxiety, empathy, and guilt (see Wenar & Kerig, 2006), which makes it more difficult for them to learn from negative experiences and social consequences.

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