Teaching Students with Emotional & Behavioral Disorders

Emotional and behavior disorders in children covers a broad spectrum, including children with aggressive or disruptive behavior, oppositional defiant disorder, problems with self-injury and other conditions. In order to effectively teach children with behavioral disorders, teachers need to be well-prepared with modified lesson plans, instructional tactics and techniques. Find examples, help and advice from fellow special education teachers on meeting the needs of your class.

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  • Working with an Inattentive Child
    There are many different reasons for a child having difficulty paying attention in class or completing their homework. Instead of simply slapping a label on the child, try to identify the causes of their inattention so you can better find a solution.
  • Behavior Plans for Students with ADHD
    Students with ADHD may have trouble following classroom rules, such as staying in their seats or raising their hands before speaking. If you have ever worked with students with ADHD, you know these students often try to follow the rules. You can use behavior plans and charts to keep them on track.
  • 20 Ideas for Teaching Students With ADD and ADHD
    Do you have a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Do you teach a student with this diagnosis? Do you want to be sure that this student gets the best education possible? Select one of the articles below to learn more about teaching students with ADHD and ADD.
  • Encouraging Peer Relationships for Children With ADHD
    Children who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often experience challenges in forming relationships with peers due to aggressiveness, immaturity, and an inability to stay focused during social activity. Friendships can be formed more easily with help from adults.
  • Teaching Reading and Writing to Children with ADHD
    Children with ADHD often have difficulty focusing on academic subjects such as reading and writing, particularly when school assignments are lengthy or complicated. Teachers can help these students with reading and writing by dividing assignments into smaller segments and providing modifications.
  • Debunking ADHD Myths and Focusing on Positive Attributes
    ADHD is a disorder that seems completely negative and restrictive. There are many myths about ADHD that only add to its negative image. Learn the truth behind the myths as well as some of the positive aspects of ADHD.
  • Test Anxiety: Techniques to Help Students Perform Without Worries
    Many students experience some level of anxiety prior to a big test, but students with test anxiety have a more difficult time. Physical symptoms can make it difficult to concentrate on the test, and emotional upset can skew performance, prompting a visit to the school counselor.
  • Strategies for Teaching Children with ADHD to Finish Assignments
    Students with ADHD are typically challenged when it comes to finishing assignments. The following strategies for teaching children with ADHD to finish their assignments will be valuable if you are challenged and need additional tips in teaching kids with ADHD.
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) in Children with ADHD and Autism
    Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) is a neurological condition causing learning disabilities. Children with Sensory Integration issues are able to perceive with all five senses, but have difficulty organizing the information. Many children diagnosed with ADHD have sensory integration dysfunction.
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