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.
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.
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.
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.
A basic set of rules is important in any classroom, but for students with special needs, it is essential. Clear expectations can prevent disruptive behavior and set students up for success.
Want to know more about how you can use task analysis for behavior motivation? Here are tips, techniques and ideas that you can use to teach complex tasks to students with special needs.
Children with attachment disorders can be quite difficult to handle in the classroom. Here are some school-based interventions for attachment disorders that can be used by teachers.
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.
A complete misunderstanding of the feelings of others further students from society but it is not their fault. Some disorders affect a person in a way that disallows them from understanding emotions. Sometimes all it takes are special activities for teaching emotions to build emotional health.
Behavior is meant to serve a purpose and problem behaviors may have to be understood in this context. Sample functional behavioral analysis can help to find the reasons for this behavior and ways to correct it.
Children with a developmental delay associated with child neglect can be difficult to identify. Knowing what the signs are and what actions should be taken can help a child with a developmental disability have needs met that are necessary in being successful in school.