Emotional Disturbances

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Emotional Disturbances : 

Emotional Disturbances Attention Deficit Disorder Depression

Teaching Strategies for EmotionallyDisturbed Students : 

Teaching Strategies for EmotionallyDisturbed Students Guidelines for class with students with SED: ·         Display appropriate authority ·         Explain class goals on 1st day and routine to be followed ·         Discuss goals often with each student, develop a contract what student must do to achieve goal, relate goals to the group goals ·         Keep simple class rules, set as few as possible to obtain order ·         Clearly explain consequences of not following the rules, or regulations and the rewards for following them as well ·         Allow students to be involved in the consequence process, post in the room or allow them to take part in making them. ·         Demonstrate consistency in enforcing rules and providing feedback. Applied Behavior Principles (ABA) ·         Target behaviors that need to change and define components of these behaviors ·         Observe, chart and analyze behaviors to change ·         Select and apply specific strategies to achieve behavior changes (i.e. start and stop signals, routines for transitions, techniques for forming groups, strategies for coping with disruptive behaviors) ·         Periodically evaluate progress toward changing an individual’s behaviors and revise their behavior change plan Bandura’s (1977) Self Efficacy Theory: ·         Allow individuals to feel safe by task analyzing and structuring activities to assure personal mastery ·         Promote vicarious feelings of mastery by watching and listening to models who look successful and appear to be having fun ·         Use personal persuasion by significant others ·         Provide counseling or psychotherapy that teaches cognitive control of anxiety and fear Sherrill, 1998, p. 559-560

Symptoms for ADD/ADHD : 

Symptoms for ADD/ADHD Difficulty organizing work, often giving the impression of not having heard the teacher's instructions Easily distracted Excessively restless or fidgety behavior; unable to stay seated Impulsive behavior (acts without thinking) Carelessness Frequently calling out in class (without raising hand, yelling out answer before question is finished) Failing to follow through with teachers' or parents' requests Difficulty waiting for his or her turn in group settings Unable to stay focused on a game, project or homework assignment; often moving from one activity to another

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