ERIC Number: EJ864454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Problems Related to Underservice: A Rejoinder
Kauffman, James M.; Simpson, Richard L.; Mock, Devery R.
Behavioral Disorders, v34 n3 p172-180 May 2009
Objective data provide overwhelming evidence that children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) are underidentified and underserved. This was the central argument in our November 2007 Forum article to which Harry, Hart, Klingner, Cramer, and Sturges responded. In this rejoinder, we continue to assert the dramatic need to offer appropriate educational services to all children with EBD independent of their personal identity and characteristics. Although we identify areas of agreement with Harry et al., we challenge many of their assertions related to our article and continue to affirm that underservice of learners with EBD is the greatest challenge.
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Student Needs, Access to Education, Special Needs Students, At Risk Students, Minority Groups, Special Education, Mental Disorders, Disproportionate Representation, Labeling (of Persons)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/behavioraldisorders/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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