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1 ALAN FORD MRS. CAVAZOS FEBRUARY 20, 2012 Emotional Disturbance-ED

2 Definition IDEA defines Emotional Disturbance as 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.  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.

3 Examples Josh Thompson Danny Velasquez

4 Special ED vs. 504 Josh Thompson  Danger to himself (suicidal)  Danger to others (has brought a knife to school)  Triggers can be set off by the slightest of things  His learning capacity has been hindered by ED Danny Velasquez  Does not possess a danger to himself  Is not a danger to others  Triggers are set off typically by his own rationale  He is still fully capable of learning and being successful in the classroom

5 Signs and Symptoms Physically sedentary Low or bad fitness levels Highly reduced maximal O2 uptake Negative body attitude Negative perception of physical skills Low self esteem Feeling of awkwardness or clumsiness Repetitious movements Dramatic change in movement patterns

6 What can we do? Get to know your students Develop classroom rules Watch out for triggers Be positive Lean on your team

7 References ly_Disturbed-1.pdf ly_Disturbed-1.pdf es/emodisturb.asp es/emodisturb.asp rbance#causes rbance#causes

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