"This book is an excellent overview of a very complex area. It is a useful guide to identifying and treating children with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD), and is particularly outstanding on topics related to the educational system and the numerous laws and policies surrounding the education of EBD children. This book will serve the field well."
Krista Kutash, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Associate Professor, Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
"This serves as a great resource for educators who want to know more about youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and the needs of their families. I know I will draw from it in the future to orient new staff working with emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth."
Mary F. Sinclair, Ph.D., Institute on Community Integration, College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Finally! A straightforward, practical guide to help you identify, evaluate, and aid students with emotional and behavioral problems.
The authors take a complex, under-discussed topic and give teachers and administrators useful, basic guidelines they can put to use quickly in understanding, identifying, and helping this group of students.
This well-organized, easy-to-follow handbook features:
- Definitions and causes of emotional and behavioral problems
- Concrete examples of diagnostic and assessment methods
- Detailed management programs for treating emotionally and behaviorally challenged students
- Resource lists for both professionals and parents
In Part One, educators will find clear, invaluable information about recognizing the major types and causes of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), evaluating students with EBD, as well effectively handling aggressive and violent behaviors in EBD students.
Part Two offers practical help in treating students, including chapters on school-based placement, the role of medications in treatment, and the joint roles the family and teacher must take to help the student