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Emotional Disability: Overview

Emotional Disability is a way  exhibiting one or several  of the following distinguished  over a long period of time and to a indicate  degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance:

  • An inability to knowledge that cannot be explained   by intellectual, sensory, or health issue ;
  • An inability to build up or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers;
  • Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances;
  • A general pervasive mod of anxiety or unhappiness or sad ; or
  • A tendency to maintain physical symptoms or fears linked  with personal or school problems.

Operational Definitions

 “Social maladjustment”: a socially maladjusted student is a student who manifests a persistent and repetitive pattern of behavior that is aggressive, defiant, disobedient, and/or hostile focus staff and students without concomitant evidence of an emotional disability.

“Adversely affects educational performance”: There are  a direct interrelated  between the student’s behaviors/feelings as identified above and negative educational performance. The student may unsuccessful  to perform on in-school work  at a standard  level equal to that of his/her peers.

“Inability to learn”: achievement and/or performance is lower than expected for ability level and cannot be elaborated  by intellectual, sensory, health, cultural, or linguistic factors.

“Inappropriate behaviors or feelings under normal circumstances stemming from an emotional component”: the student may not focus  to expected patterns of nature  in the educational setting. The student may response  to naturally occurring situations with unusual/extreme behavior of affect. The student may demonstrate sudden or dramatic mood view . The student may be unable to rectified  behavior in different way.

  “An inability to develop or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and/or adults”: the student demonstrates a negative attitude toward society  or significant problem  coping with conflict. The student trying  to focus  with other students or adults but is unsuccessful, ignore  interactions with others, or demonstrates inappropriate responses or reactions to others’ interaction attempts.

“A general pervasive mood of anxiety, unhappiness, or depression”: the student demonstrates or details  significant emotions  of dissatisfaction with school, home, self, or relationships. The student open  flat affect or is emotionally unresponsive. The student demonstrates indicate  symptomology of anxiety or depression.

“A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems”: the student notice that  observable physical symptoms, major  complaints, or send  fears or phobias. These symptoms are not attributed to a medical issues , but rather are in response to personal or school problems the student is facing.