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Lindsey Faucher EDP 256E Exceptionality Portfolio CHAPTER 8: Learners with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Things I already knew: Some types of behavioral disorders are: ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, etc. People of all ages and races can have these kinds of disorders Substance abuse of the mother can cause some of these disorders Children who have Emotional or Behavioral Disorders may be socially rejected It is important to catch these issues early on teachers play a big role in this New things I learned: It is estimated that 1 out of 5 children has a behavioral disorder There are two ways of classifying this disorder- 2 dimensions: externalized and internalized 6-10% of U.S. students are said to have serious emotional behavioral problems but only 1% have been identified with Emotional or Behavioral Disorder for special education Boys are more identified with having Emotional or Behavioral Disorders than girls There is no hard evidence for placing the blame on the parents for causing these
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Unformatted text preview: disorders: family factors are inconsistent and show no evidence that would place blame solely on the parents • Some children enter kindergarten with these disorders, some children can develop the disorder during school • Culture is the umbrella of causes for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders o Environmental conditions affect adults’ expectations of children and children’s expectations of themselves Resources • http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov (SAMHSA’S National Mental Health Information Center) o Provides facts and information about multiple mental health disorders o Provides links to other resources for mental health issues o Gives information about treatment and support services that people can use • PBIS.org- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports o Gives schools information and assistance for recognizing, adapting, and maintaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices o Helps families, schools, and the community find positive behavioral supports...
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