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.

Abuse and Addictions

Abuse and addictions

The disorders of abuse and addictions are placed together in this chapter because they have high rates of co-occurring anxiety disorders and depression (Crosse, Kaye, & Ratnofsky, 1993). As discussed in Chapter 12, specific ED diagnoses often depend on the way that the child deals with anxiety (e.g., compulsive activities, avoidance, passive nonresponding). For students with substance abuse, anxiety occurs prior to their initiating the abuse of substances (i.e., to relieve stress), and depression may follow (Wenar & Kerig, 2006). Anxiety can also be temporarily relieved through addictive control over the self (e.g., the self-starvation of anorexia and the self-cutting behavior of some adolescents; see Carroll, Shaffer, Spensley, & Abramowitz, 1980); cutting behavior is often found in association with ...

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