Behavior_Disorders_Guided_Notes_Complete - Emotional and...

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Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Complete Guided Notes The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines Serious Emotional Disturbance as: “a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree, which adversely affects educational performance: An inability to learn which cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors; An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers; A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression; or a tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems. This definition includes children who have schizophrenia. Children who have been identified as socially maladjusted (except those determined to be Seriously Emotionally Disturbed) are excluded from this category.” Important Parts of the Definition: 1. Only one characteristic need be present 2. Must affect educational performance 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course EXE 100 taught by Professor Meger during the Fall '07 term at Buffalo State.

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