Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine, Jim Ysseldyke


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Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher by Bob Algozzine, Jim Ysseldyke

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

The authors offer a wealth of information and resources so that teachers can better identify the needs of students with emotional disturbance and help them succeed in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629146911
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 811,664
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Bob Algozzine, PhD, earned his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in 1975, joining the faculty there that same year and moving to the University of Florida in 1977. Since 1987, he has been a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jim Ysseldyke, PhD, is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher vii

Acknowledgments viii

About the Authors xi

Self-Assessment 1 1

Introduction to Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance 5

1 What Is Emotional Disturbance? 7

What You May See in Your Classroom 9

Cognitive Characteristics 9

Academic Characteristics 10

Physical Characteristics 11

Behavioral Characteristics 12

Communication Characteristics 14

What Assessments Will Tell You 14

Functional Behavioral Assessment 15

2 What Should Every Teacher Know About Teaching Students with Emotional Problems? 17

Anxiety 18

Opposition and Noncompliance 22

Temper Tantrums 24

3 What Should Every Teacher Know About Teaching Students with Social Problems? 27

Disruptiveness 27

Nonattention 29

Irrelevant Activities 30

Task Avoidance 31

4 What Trends and Issues Influence How We Teach Students with Emotional Disturbance? 35

An Evolving Definition 35

Medical Treatment 37

5 Emotional Disturbance in Perspective 39

6 What Have We Learned? 43

Key Points 43

More About Emotional Disturbance in the Classroom 44

Key Vocabulary 46

Self-Assessment 2 49

Answer Key for Self-Assessments 53

On Your Own 55

Resources 57

Books 57

Journals and Articles 60

Organizations 63

References 67

Index 69

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