Educating students with emotional and behavioral disorders

S. W. Smith, G. G. Taylor

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Educating students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) continues to be a challenge for many general and special education professionals. Students with EBD can exhibit behaviors such as chronic classroom disruption, aggression, and general maladaptive behavior toward peers and adults. Some students exhibit depression, obsessive/compulsive behavior, and excessive fears and phobias that merit special education programming. Estimates of those served for EBD are approximately 1% of the school population. The causes can include student biological factors and environmental influences such as family, school, and culture. Educators and researchers are focusing on preventing problematic behaviors and special educators are developing powerful intervention strategies to reduce these behaviors and replace them with more constructive ones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 2010


  • Alternative schools
  • Assessment
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Behavioral programming
  • Characteristics
  • Eligibility
  • Emotional disorders
  • Overrepresentation of minorities in special education
  • Placement
  • Prevalence
  • Prevention of behavioral problems
  • Suspension/expulsion
  • Teaching appropriate replacement behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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