Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This first edition text is specifically designed to help teachers work successfully with children who exhibit emotional and behavioral disorders by affording readers a comprehensive and holistic repertoire of valuable, evidence-based treatment strategies. Written from the dual perspectives of an experienced clinician and a long-time educator, the school professionals and students who read it will better understand the role of both teacher and service provider, optimizing the coordination and effectiveness of the services that are critical to the success of these students. Chapter by chapter,Students and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disordersexplores the most prevalent behavioral disorders encountered by school professionals as they work with todayrs"s students. Each disorder is addressed by type and each includes a discussion of the relevant characteristics, causes, prevalence, and current references, and treatment strategies. While the first half of each chapter focuses on the psychological overview of the disorder based on the latest research, the second half of the chapter takes an in-depth look at practical applications and strategies to combat the disorders through the use of real-world case examples, practice-based techniques, tips, and critical thinking questions. Balanced and comprehensive, this book supports both a behavior and cognitive therapeutic approach to the treatment of students with EBD and acknowledges the need for a collaborative approach to these issues by teachers, school professionals and other service providers.

Author Biography

Vance Austin has spent 27 in the field of special education as a teacher, counselor, professor, and administrator. While his principal occupation is that of college professor preparing teachers for the classroom, he continues to work part time at a special school for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. He serves as a member on the NYS Panel for Child Specific Intervention Reviews relative to students with serious emotional disturbance (SED). He has written manuscripts and research articles related to working with students with disabilities as well as a chapter contribution to a text for general educators working with this population.


Daniel T. Sciarra, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, is professor of Counselor Education.  Fluently in Spanish, he sees Latino children, adolescents, and families through the Stamford Child Guidance Center in Stamford, CT.  In addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of multicultural counseling, Dr. Sciarra is the author of two books, Multiculturalism in Counseling (Peacock, 1999) and School Counseling:  Foundations and Contemporary Issues (Brook/Cole, 2004).  A former school counselor with the New York City Board of Education, Sciarra holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, a master’s degree in counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree in English education from Fairfield University. He is a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), and a national certified counselor (NCC).

Table of Contents

Introduction Focus Questions Defining Emotional and Behavioral
Disorders Implications of includingsocially maladaptivestudents
A Growing Field Profile of an EBD Child
The Functional Behavioral Assessment and its Applications Developing an Effective
Intervention Plan Typical Non-Therapeutic
Teacher-Caregiver Responses Developing the Right Attitude
Some Tips for Avoiding Conflict and Building
Community Focus Questions Revisited From the Field
References Tables and Figures
Section One: Students with Disruptive Disorders
Conduct Disorder Focus Questions
Introduction Case Example
Michael Characteristics Prevalence Etiology
Assessment Treatment Strategies
School-based Interventions Assessing the Problem Developing an Effective
Intervention Plan Summary
Tips for Teachers Focus Questions Revisited From the Field
References Tables and Figures
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
Focus Questions Introduction Case Example
Jack Straw Characteristics Prevalence Etiology Assessment and Diagnosis Treatment Strategies
School-based Interventions: Jack Straw
Assessing the Problem
Developing an Effective Intervention Plan Summary Tips for Teachers Focus Questions Revisited From the Field
Table and Figures
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Focus Questions
A Brief Explanation
ADHD Introduced Case Example: Vincent, ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
Case Example: Brett, ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type Characteristics
ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type
ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
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