ERIC Number: ED498657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Reference Count: 31
Communicating about and with Learners Diagnosed with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Aitken, Joan E.
Online Submission, Paper Presented at the Midwest Symposium For Leadership In Behavior Disorders (Kansas City, Missouri, February 22-24, 2007)
This paper provides strategies for communicating about and with learners diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders. Based on educator interviews, the author discusses ways to communicate about learners through Response to Intervention models from two Midwestern school districts. The models provide ideas for identifying and monitoring learners who may have emotional or behavioral disorders. The paper applies communication principles suggested by a survey of scholarly research to generate ideas about communicating with learners who may be diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders. The following are appended: (1) Aitken's Ten-Step Strategy for Building Communication Responses; (2) Process Reminder; and (3) Prompts.
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Skills, Prompting, Observation, Intervention, Screening Tests, High Risk Students, Peer Relationship, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Cooperation, Special Needs Students, Attribution Theory, Teacher Role, Empathy
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A