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.