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Chapter 8: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Normally these types of disorders have a negative connotation attached to them because of the use of emotionally disturbed by IDEA. Emotional or behavioral disorders are characterized by a condition with one or more of the symptoms. These symptoms include inability to learn that cannot be explain by any outside factors, inability to build and maintain friendships with peers or teachers, inappropriate behaviors or feelings in normal seeming situations, pervasive moods of unhappiness or depression, and fears of personal or school problems. A lot of times these disorders are considered to be part of the mental health community, but not special education, making it difficult for students and parents to get the correct schooling methods and interventions. In general more males are diagnosed with these disorders than their female counterparts. Causes are thought to be biological and inherited somewhere in the DNA
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Unformatted text preview: of the family. Psychosocial factors such as stress, life events, maltreatment, or family problems can also contribute to these problems. Many children who are diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders have similar characteristics. These include, but are not limited to, more intense behaviors and these can be externalized or internalized, anxious feelings due to strong emotions, feelings of anger, worthlessness and/or depression, and have a hard time making and maintaining friendships or feeling accepted. Formal assessments are used to initially diagnose these disorders. Classroom tests can help to follow up afterwards and track progress. Medical background information as well as strength based testing can help to excel the child. Early interventions, positive behavior supports, behavior assessments, and behavior intervention plans are all helpful tools in teaching or working with children with these disorders....
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