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ERIC Number: EJ849741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Understanding and Accommodating Students with Depression in the Classroom
Crundwell, R. Marc; Killu, Kim
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n1 p48-54 Sep-Oct 2007
Depression and mood disorders present a significant challenge in the classroom; resulting symptoms can impact memory, recall, motivation, problem solving, task completion, physical and motor skills, and social interactions. Little information is available on practical instructional accommodations and modifications for use by the classroom teacher. A greater need exists to provide accommodations in the classroom to facilitate more successful classroom placements and educational performance. Educators need this information to effectively design and present instruction to those students displaying characteristics of mood disorders. This article describes the characteristics of mood disorders/depression in children and adolescents, and discusses two cases in which educators designed effective accommodations and modifications in the classroom for these two students with depression. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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