ERIC Number: EJ785941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
What Is Special about Special Education for Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders?
Landrum, T. J.; Tankersley, M.; Kauffman, J. M.
Journal of Special Education, v37 n3 p148-156 Oct 2003
Although students with emotional or behavioral disorders have historically experienced poor school outcomes compared to other students with and without disabilities, a number of effective practices are available that can make special education for students with emotional or behavioral disorders special. Within the three broad intervention areas of inappropriate behavior, academic learning problems, and interpersonal relationships, we provide a brief overview of a number of empirically validated practices. We argue that teaching students with emotional or behavioral disorders demands unique interventions that are beyond that typically available or necessary in general education. We conclude that special education "is" special for students with emotional or behavioral disorders and that it can be even more special with greater efforts at implementing research-based practices early, with integrity, and sustaining these interventions over the course of students' school careers.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Behavior Disorders, Integrity, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Emotional Disturbances, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Relationship, Intervention, Special Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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