Emotional Disturbance

Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance

Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance, as related to education, is defined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as follows:
«…a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance —

  • 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.
  • Socially inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
  • A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
  • A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
    [Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 300.7(c)(4)(i)] x

Process of Change @ SKILD

  • Complete Psychological Evaluation with psycho-emotional assessment and psychiatric consultation if needed.
  • Parent Counseling as needed.
  • Student Empowerment and education about his/her strengths and weaknesses.
  • Teacher Partnership with SKILD professionals to implement recommendations for accommodations and modifications within the academic setting.
  • Behavior Modification Plan to be implemented at home and school.
  • Psychotherapy Sessions if needed.