Chapter 8 : Children with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
Behavior Disorder
A condition in which a student consistently violates social and school rules and disrupts the classroom and requires educational action to meet with sucess.
Emotional Disorder
The internalization of difficulties and challenges, which can lead to stress, depression, and anxiety that interfere with life.
Serious Emotional Disturbance
or behavior disorders (variously estimated between 5 and 15 percent). Many of the judgements are subjective and left to local personnel; this is the reason it is hard to arrive at a definitive prevalence figure.
Psychotropic
Affecting the neurosystem.
Correlated Constraints
Affects aggression, both positively and negatively. On the positive side good academic performaces, good relationships with peers, the pressence of supportive adults, and athletic competence.
Coercive Family System
The use of physical or psychological force for imposing will within a family
Learned Helplessness
The belief that nothing one does can prevent negative things from happening.
Transctional theory
describes child development as an ongoing series of reciprocal relations with a child’s enviornmental exerting influence on begavior, and the child’s behavior in turn influencing the enviornment in the school, the better we can expect the child’s behavior to be.
Comorbid
The coexistence of conditions that can make dianosis and treatment more complex
School Wide Behavior Supports
An attempt to use behavior principles to create an emotionally healthy school enviornment. This would include rules for behavior and guidelines for punishment. The goal is to bring to the entire school population the postive behavior supports usually given to specific students.
Universal Group Behavior Support
A schoolwide strategies setting rules and standards for expected behavior in cafeterias, hallways, to improve student behaviors in the schools.
Positve Behavior Interventions and SupportsĀ  (PBIS)
An approach to intervention based on behavior science principles and meant to replace punitive measures for behavior control. It includes functional assessments, postive interventions, and evalutive measures to assess profess.
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
Valuations of behavior that define a behavior occurs, describes where and when the behavior is present and demonstrate how the behavior impacts the child and his or her surroundings. The premise is that there is a rational purpose for every behavior and that it is necessary to understand why and how negative or destructive behaviors are triggered in order to reduce them.
Antecedent Behaviors
Behaviors which precede a student crisi, which may lead to greater understanding of the student behavior.
Applied Behavior Analysis
(ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA
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