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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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