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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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lesson 5: Assessment And Diagnosis

    A multidisciplinary group called an IEP team makes all decisions about a child's special education
  • Lesson 6: Educational Placements and Services

    In general, educational environment and service decisions are often driven by the availability of resources
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 10: Collection of Current Event Articles and Issues in the Field

    Here is a list of current articles that are relevant to this course.
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Course Title: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Course Number: 32324
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Graduate
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), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $80.00

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, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 Assignment: What is this disability?Assignment20
Lesson 1 ExamExam18
Lesson 2 Assignment: CharacteristicsAssignment20
Lesson 2 ExamExam42
Lesson 3 Assignment: Identification Rates Assignment20
Lesson 3 ExamExam48
Lesson 4 Assignment: CausesAssignment20
Lesson 4 ExamExam41
Lesson 5 Assignment: Evaluation and AssessmentAssignment20
Lesson 5 ExamExam33
Lesson 6 Assignment: The Results of Placements and Services with Emotional/Behavioral disordersAssignment20
Lesson 6 ExamExam21
Lesson 7 Assignment: Functional Behavioral AssessmentAssignment20
Lesson 7 ExamExam38
Lesson 8 Assignment: Effective Classroom StrategiesAssignment50
Lesson 8 ExamExam32
Lesson 9 Assignment: Improving Outcomes for students with Emotional/ Behavioral disordersAssignment20
Lesson 9 ExamExam42
Lesson 10 Assignment: Current Issues in the study of students with Emotional/Behavioral disordersAssignment20
Final ExamExam70
Total Points:620
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