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Emotional and Behavioral Problems A Handbook for Understanding and Handling Students

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ISBN-10: 076197704X

ISBN-13: 9780761977049

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul Zionts, Laura Zionts, Richard L. Simpson

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`This book is an excellent overview of a very complex area. It is a useful guide to identifying and treating with emotional and behavioural disorders (EBD), and is particularly outstanding on topic related to the educational system and the numerous laws and policies surrounding the education of children who have EBD.This book will serve the field well' - Krista Kutash, Deputy Director and Associate Professor Research and Training Centre for Children's Mental Health, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, FloridaEmotional and Behavioral Problems is designed to be a resource for persons dealing with children and adolescents who have emotional and//or behavioural…    
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Paul Zionts is a professor of special education and Chairperson of the Department of Educational Foundations and Special Services at Kent State University. He has been a teacher in a reform school and an inner-city high school, a program director, consultant, and teacher trainer. He has lectured and provided training in local, state, and national events and has conducted hundreds of workshops that have included teachers, counselors, psycho� logists, social workers, administrators, parents, secretaries, and bus drivers. He has authored Teaching Disturbed and Disturbing Students (2nd edition) and Inclusion Strategies for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems, and he has coauthored…    

Sonja R. de Boer, Ph.D., B.C.B.A., is a behavior analyst and educational consultant for early intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorders. She trains educators and parents to provide intervention and oversees the implementation of education and inclusion programs within schools. Sonja de Boer presents regularly at national conferences and provides trainings at schools across the nation.

About the Authors
Understanding Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Introduction to Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders
By Any Other Name: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Possible Causes of Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders
Serious Emotional Disturbance or Behavioral Disorders or EBD: What's the Difference?
How Professionals View Labels
Identification of EBD
Behaviors That Fit Into Educational Stages
Characteristics of Emotionally Disturbed or Behaviorally Disordered Children and Youth
Major Types of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Externalizing Behaviors
Internalizing Behaviors
Function Disorders
Causes of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Understanding Factors Related to the Development of EBD
Understanding Potential Causes of EBD
Evaluating and Assessing Students Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
The Purpose of Evaluation
An Overview of EBD Evaluation
Specific Aspects of the Evaluation Process as They Relate to EBD
Evaluation Techniques Used to Determine Eligibility
Violence and Aggression in Schools
Violence and Aggression in the Schools
The Roots of Violent and Aggressive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
Violence, Aggression, and EBD
Responses to School Violence and Aggression
Reducing and Preventing Violence and Aggression
Adolescents Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and the Juvenile Justice System
Background Information on EBD and the Juvenile Justice System
Perplexing Issues of Ethnicity, Mental Health, and Juvenile Justice in the United States
Addressing Issues of Ethnicity and Bias in Juvenile Justice Agencies
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of All Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
Juvenile Justice and Youth Who Have EBD: Intervention and Reintegration Strategies
Helping Students Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Treatment of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Behavior Modification
Examples of Two Behavior Modification Programs
Schoolwide Discipline: Positive Behavioral Supports
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
School-Based Placements
After Identification
Determining Appropriate Educational Goals
The Least Restrictive Environment
The Continuum of Services: Placement Options
An Important Caveat About Placements
Possible Parental Reactions to Placement Options
Changing Placements Because of Behavior
A Few Words About Inclusion
Supporting Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Outside the Public School Setting
Medications for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Psychopharmacology
The Role of Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Professionals on the IEP Team
Collaborative Efforts Between Mental Health Agencies and the Educational System
Systems of Care
Insurance, Managed Care, Medicare, and Systems of Care
The Role of Families in Supporting Children With Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
Parents as Referral Agents
Teachers as Referral Agents
Parents as Advocates for Their Children With Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
The Importance of Being a Support Agent
Implementing Changes at Home
Exercises for Improving Communication
Ideas to Improve Discipline Strategies at Home
Finding Ways to Relieve Stress
What Lies Ahead: Postschool Transition
Critical Concepts About EBD
Postschool Success
Transition Planning
Resources for Professionals and Parents