Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders ( Ebds )

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The articles in Unit 4 focus on students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBDs). Being a special education teacher for 21 years, I can honestly say these are the students that make you, most often, rethink your major in special education. These students are typically the most challenging when compared to students with other disabilities. Regan’s article, Improving the Way We Think about Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders, focuses on four considerations that may improve the way we think about students with EBD as members of our positive learning environment: reflection, relationships, roles, and resources (p. 71). First as teachers we must reflect from within when it comes to dealing with EBDs. Our egos and preconceptions should be removed from the equation, because an EBDs reaction is not necessarily about the teacher. Often EBD students display their hurt outwardly to others without discretion as to the recipient of their anxiety or aggression (p. 72). As experts in our building in handling these EBD students, focusing on our own reaction is manageable and productive in effecting change in others. It is definitely important to have an approach in mind when dealing with conflict of an EBD student. The second consideration mentioned in the article is relationships. Positive relationships are essential to building trust with EBD students. Choosing correct words and showing care is necessary in forming these relationships. Most students…
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