Online Class: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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Course Description

This research-based introductory course will provide comprehensive information  on Emotional and Behavioral disorders. The course material will provide you with information on the following: definitions, characteristics, prevalence, causes, assessment, education service placements, functional behavior assessment, ABA and Positive Behavior Supports, advocacy, and current issues in the field.

This class will benefit all educators, teachers, counselors, parents and anyone else who is interested in learning more about these disorders.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Definition of Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders

Many terms are used to describe emotional, behavioral or mental disorders. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment: What is this disability?
  • 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. 44 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment: Characteristics
  • 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 35 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment: Evaluation and Assessment
  • 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 Additional lesson topics: Schools For Learning Disabilities 23 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment: The Results of Placements and Services with Emotional/Behavioral disorders
  • 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. Additional lesson topics: Research and Training Center 52 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment: Effective Classroom Strategies
  • 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. Additional lesson topics: Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children 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)
  • 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.

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Course Title: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Course Number: 32324
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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: $80.00 U.S. dollars

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