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Characteristics Of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders

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This course provides an in-depth examination of students with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Attention is given to federal and state regulations, learner characteristics, student identification, and program models. Emphasis is placed on behavioral techniques, classroom management skills, and instructional practices.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Communication and Collaborative Partnerships

    • Summarize the collaborative and/or consultative roles of the special education staff in the inclusion of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Analyze the ongoing collaboration for students who are placed in residential treatment centers.
    • Propose strategies for networking with agencies that provide unique support services.
    • Identify effective parent and community education programs.

    Professionalism and Ethical Practices

    • Identify professional organizations relevant to the field of emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Analyze current ethical issues in the field of emotional and behavioral disorders.

    Characteristics of Learners

    • Compare and contrast the characteristics of students with emotional and behavioral disorders with the characteristics of students with conduct disorders.
    • Analyze the effects of dysfunctional behavior on learning.
    • Identify the characteristics of student behavior that are most likely to be associated with success in school.
    • Identify major social, academic, and behavioral characteristics of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

    Planning and Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment

    • Design a functional classroom that is effective for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Identify regular education classroom factors that support or hinder the education of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Examine model programs for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

    Philosophical, Historical, and Legal Foundations of Special Education of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    • Examine federal and state definitions for emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Analyze historical roots of emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Identify the purpose and impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on students with emotional and behavioral disorders.  
    • Analyze key legislation in the field of emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Summarize the differing perceptions of deviance.

    Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    • Explain the screening process for children with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Examine systematic screening procedures as they relate to the prereferral process.
    • Compare and contrast characteristics of valid behavioral rating scales.
    • Identify appropriate instructional assessment measures.
    • Analyze functional behavioral assessments.
    • Summarize the process for determining special education eligibility.

    Instructional Content and Practice

    • Examine research-supported practices for teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Identify prevention and intervention strategies for use with students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Develop behavioral intervention plans for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

    Managing Student Behavior and Social Interaction Skills

    • Apply appropriate management procedures when presented with spontaneous management problems applicable to students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Compare and contrast effective and non-effective problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
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