ERIC Number: ED105688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Elementary School Children with Persistent Emotional Disturbances: A Summary Report of a Study in Onondaga County, N.Y.
New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene, Albany.
Each of 7,056 children (3,607 boys and 3,449 girls) attending regular elementary school classes were rated by their fourth grade teacher and again by their sixth grade teacher to determine the prevalence of persistent emotional disturbances within the student population of 17 public school districts. Based on teachers' ratings of the student's school behavior, personal characteristics, and outside influences, sixteen types of behavior patterns (including neuropathology, disturbing conduct, and withdrawal) were identified. It was found that 6.2 percent of the boys and 2.6 percent of the girls demonstrated behavior patterns associated with persistent emotional disturbances and that teachers felt a need for consultation services and feedback to guide them in school management of the emotionally disturbed child. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene, Albany.