Behavioral Aspects And Educational Implications Of Emotional Behavioral Disorders

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Etiology, Behavioral Aspects, and Educational Implications of Emotional Behavioral Disorders Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) also known as (Behavioral Disordered, Seriously Emotionally Disorders, and Emotional & behavioral Disorders) is the 4th largest disability category under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. EBD like most disabilities has some sort of vagueness to its definition. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA) defines EBD as a condition exhibiting one or more of the following five characteristics: An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors, An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers, Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances, A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression, and A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems (Sec. 300.8 Child with a disability., 2004). According to IDEA the in order to be classified as EBD one has to exhibit one or more of these characters tis over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance (Sec. 300.8 Child with a disability., 2004). It is hard to distinguish the genuine causes for EBD. The reason why such disorders can arise in a child are due to a multiple or overlapping factors (Walker, 1999-2000). Three primary elements in a Childs life that

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