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Special needs presentation

  1. 1. Emotional and behavioral disorders are characterized by behavioral or emotional responses in school programs so different from appropriate age, cultural, or ethnic norms that they adversely affect educational performance.
  2. 2. Approximately 8.3 million of children, or 14%, ages 4– 17 years old are thought to have emotional or behavioral disabilities There is not an actual known cause although several factors, such as biological, environmental, family, and school have all been researched. Rate of Occurrence and Cause
  3. 3. Behavioral characteristics Some characteristics of children with emotional and behavioral disabilities include: Aggression – acting out, fighting Learning difficulties – performing below grade level
  4. 4. Behavioral characteristics Withdrawal – not interacting socially w/ others Immaturity – inappropriate crying, temper tantrums, poor coping skills Hyperactivity – short attention span, impulsiveness continued
  5. 5. Physical Characteristics There are no physical symptoms that are observable in a child with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Characteristics are identified by observing behavior patterns of a child over a period of time.
  6. 6. Educational needs  A major goal in helping children with emotional and behavioral disabilities is to keep a major emphasis on positive interventions and strategies  Some children can function in a regular classroom setting with the help of an aid  Others may need a self-contained or pull out program for all or a part of their day  Develop positive behavior intervention plan as part of IEP
  7. 7. Resources  Reynolds, C. R. 2010. Behavior Assessment System for Children. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.  http://www.bridges4kids.org/Disabilities/EmotionalD isorder.html  http://www.gradebook.org/favicon.ico  Bauer, Anne and Keefe, Charlotte. Students with Learning Disabilities or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders.
  8. 8. Organizations  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports  Council for Exceptional Children  Center for Disability and Development  National Clearinghouse on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health
  9. 9. Parent Resources  Emotional or Behavioral Disorders  Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center  PARKER DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS - Trust Our Experience... > Parent Resources
  10. 10. Strategies to help in class  Consistent and specific praise  Word processing software help them to edit and revise their work  Involve parents and students in setting rules, using as few rules as possible, and post them around the room  Avoid making threats. Students respond better to positive, corrective feedback  Teach social skills
  11. 11. Bibliography  Behavior disorders in children  Scribd RSS feed  Emotional Disturbance  Emotional Behavioral Disorders in Class  Emotional Disturbance - Project IDEAL  http://www.theteachersguide.com/EmoDistFactSheet. html