Emotional And Behavioral Disturbance ( Ebd )

943 WordsFeb 12, 20164 Pages
Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance (EBD) is one of the thirteen qualifications specified by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). The qualification of EBD was implemented for students who struggled in the classroom due to behavioral complications and do not have a qualifying disability. In order to qualify a student as having an Emotional or Behavioral Disturbance, the student(s) must have exhibited the behaviors for a long period of time and the must meet one or more of the following characteristics, an inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors, 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 academic problems. Emotional and Behavior Disturbance, could present itself in the classroom in many different ways, because, the term “EBD” is often referred to as an umbrella term, no two children who exhibits behaviors of EBD are going to act the same. For instance, students who have the mental disorder Anxiety many exhibit internalized behavior, this would include low-self-esteem, a tendency to self-harm, withdrawn and sad. However, a student with Opposition Defiant Disorder may exhibit external behaviors, they may intentionally irritate classmates and staff, they could also suffer from hyperactivity, impulsiveness, aggression,
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