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Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance

Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

March 2006 | 112 pages | Corwin

Valuable insight and sound intervention strategies for addressing the needs of students with social and emotional problems!

When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious, or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult, but it is a critical step in reaching and teaching the students who exhibit these behaviors. In Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance, Ysseldyke and Algozzine show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance, and more.

Highlights include:

  • A pretest and posttest to help readers assess their understanding about the origins of social and emotional difficulties and how they are best addressed
  • Effective interventions and instructional adaptations for students who have emotional problems
  • Trends and issues currently influencing how students with social and emotional problems are taught
  • Key vocabulary terms

A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher: The 13-Book Collection
This collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-their fullest potential.

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About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance
1.What Is Emotional Disturbance?
What You May See in Your Classroom

What Assessments Will Tell You

2.What Should Every Teacher Know About Teaching Students With Emotional Problems?

Opposition and Noncompliance

Temper Tantrums

3.What Should Every Teacher Know About Teaching Students With Social Problems?


Irrelevant Activities

Task Avoidance

4.What Trends and Issues Influence How We Teach Students With Emotional Disturbance?
An Evolving Definition

Medical Treatment

5. Emotional Disturbance in Perspective
6. What Have We Learned?
Key Points

More About Emotional Disturbance in the Classroom

Key Vocabulary

Self-Assessment II

Answer Key for Self-Assessments

On Your Own


Journals & Articles



Not comprehensive enough for graduate course

Dr Dava O'Connor
School Of Education, Lander University
September 1, 2010
Key features
  • Practical, accessible, research-based information and advice distilled from a highly-successful textbook
  • Numerous case studies
  • Practical, age-appropriate strategies for the classroom
  • Reflection/professional development exercises
  • Resources – books, articles, organizations
  • Linked to IDEA 2004

Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series


Chapter 1

For instructors

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