Online Class: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

This course about behavioral disorders provides definitions, characteristics, prevalence, causes, assessment, education service placements, functional behavior assessment, ABA and Positive Behavior Supports, advocacy, and current issues in the field.

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Course Description

Understanding Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide

Delve deep into the world of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) with this meticulously curated, research-driven course. Designed to unravel the complexities surrounding these disorders, this program is anchored in contemporary research and best practices in the field. If you are an educator, teacher, counselor, parent, or an individual with a keen interest in understanding EBD, this course will serve as an invaluable resource.

Course Overview: Spanning ten comprehensive lessons, the course delves into the multifaceted nature of EBD. From foundational definitions to intricate diagnostic methods and strategies for advocacy, each module is structured to impart knowledge that is both profound and applicable.

Detailed Course Structure:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to EBD - Understand the nuances of Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders. Discover the distinctions and overlaps that define these conditions.

  • Lesson 2: Characteristics Deep Dive - Explore the distinctive traits of individuals with EBD, emphasizing how they manifest in varied settings and stages of life.

  • Lesson 3: Examining Prevalence - Delve into the current statistics surrounding EBD. Gain insights into global and regional prevalence rates, trends over time, and demographic variations.

  • Lesson 4: Causes and Etiology - Understand the myriad causes of EBD, from genetic factors to environmental triggers and their interplay. Explore case studies that highlight the complexities of causation.

  • Lesson 5: Assessment And Diagnosis - Master the methods and tools used to diagnose EBD. Learn about standardized tests, observational techniques, and interdisciplinary assessments, and the pivotal role they play in crafting interventions.

  • Lesson 6: Navigating Educational Placements and Services - Gain insights into the most effective educational placements and services for individuals with EBD. Understand the principles that guide these decisions and the importance of individualized educational plans.

  • Lesson 7: Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) - Learn the intricacies of FBA, a process that identifies specific problematic behaviors, their triggers, and their consequences. Through real-world examples, understand its importance in developing effective interventions.

  • Lesson 8: Techniques for Intervention - Dive into the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS). Understand how these evidence-based approaches can be utilized to bring about positive behavioral changes.

  • Lesson 9: The Power of Advocacy - Equip yourself with strategies to champion the rights and needs of individuals with EBD. Discover resources, networks, and platforms that can amplify advocacy efforts.

  • Lesson 10: Summative Evaluation and Resources - Test your knowledge and understanding through a comprehensive final examination. Additionally, gain access to a treasure trove of resources that will aid continuous learning and application.

Why This Course? Emotional and Behavioral Disorders can be perplexing and challenging, both for affected individuals and those around them. This course offers the insights and tools necessary to understand, empathize with, and support those with EBD. With real-world examples, cutting-edge research, and practical tools and strategies, this program is a beacon for those seeking to make a meaningful difference.

To ensure a robust understanding, each lesson is complemented with assignments, examinations, and resources. These components are designed to test comprehension, foster critical thinking, and provide additional avenues for exploration.

In a world where understanding and supporting mental health is of paramount importance, this course is more than just an academic endeavor—it’s a call to action. It’s an invitation to better comprehend the intricacies of the human psyche and to contribute positively to the well-being of those with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

So, if you're ready to harness knowledge, foster empathy, and be a beacon of support, enroll today and take a transformative step in the realm of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Definition of Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders

Many terms are used to describe emotional, behavioral or mental disorders. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Characteristics of Emotional Disturbance/Behavioral Disorders

Children with emotional and/or behavioral problems exhibit a wide range of characteristics that differ in type as well as severity. 42 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Prevalence of Emotional Disturbance/Behavioral Disorders

Research suggests that the identification process, as implemented, is often reactive, subjective, limited by a local lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment tools, driven by institutional needs, and constrained by parental concerns ab 50 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment: Identification Rates
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Causes of Emotional Disturbance/Behavioral Disorders

Biological/genetic factors such as genetic inheritance, biochemical and neurological abnormality, or even injury to the central nervous system have been linked to serious emotional disturbance. 41 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Assessment And Diagnosis

A multidisciplinary group called an IEP team makes all decisions about a child's special education 33 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Educational Placements and Services

In general, educational environment and service decisions are often driven by the availability of resources 21 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Functional Behavioral Assessment

Identifying the underlying cause(s) of a student's behavior, however, or, more specifically, what the student "gets" or "avoids" through the behavior, can provide the IEP team with the diagnostic information necessary to develop proactive instructional st 40 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment: Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports

Applied Behavior Analysis is all about the rules for setting up the environment to enable our kids to learn. 32 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Advocacy for Students with Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders

Teachers of ED students on elementary, middle school, and high school campuses confront challenges unique to self-contained classrooms. 44 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: Improving Outcomes for students with Emotional/ Behavioral disorders
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Final Exam and Additional Resources

Take the final exam and review additional classroom resources. 70 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define emotional disturbances and behavioral disorders.
  • Describe characteristics of emotional Disturbance/behavioral disorders
  • Describe the prevalence of emotional disturbance/behavioral disorders.
  • Describe causes of emotional disturbance/behavioral disorders.
  • Describe assessment and diagnosis.
  • Describe educational placements and services.
  • Describe functional behavioral assessment.
  • Describe applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports.
  • Describe advocacy for students with emotional disturbance and behavioral disorders.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Course Number: 32324
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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