WHAT IS EMOTIONAL / BEHAVIOR DISORDER? Students categorized as having an emotional disturbance exhibiting characteristics over a long period of time that adversely affect a child’s educational performance TYPES OF EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIOR DISORDERS Internalizing Externalizing CAUSES OF DISORDERS Physical illness or disability Malnutrition Brain Damage Hereditary Factors ACADEMIC CHARACTERISTICS Disrupts classroom activities Impulsive, inattentive, preoccupied Aggressive behavior Poor self-esteem Difficulty working in groups Does not follow rules Bullies or intimidates other students BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS Inappropriate actions or emotions Learning difficulties Difficulty with relationships (teachers/peers) Unhappiness or depression Fear or anxiety related to school/personal matters TREATMENTS 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral therapy School programs Family/group therapy Medication Antipsychotics Antidepressants Mood stabilizers Medication for ADHD Anti-anxiety CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Identify behavior that needs to be changed Observe behavior Create a plan with short & long term goals for the student. Reinforce with a reward system. Reevaluate the plan for effectiveness.