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ERIC Number: EJ894091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Medicine in the Classroom: A Review of Psychiatric Medications for Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Schoenfeld, Naomi A.; Konopasek, Dean
Beyond Behavior, v17 n1 p14-20 Fall 2007
There are many ways to help children with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) succeed in school. Behavior intervention plans provide support to help students adjust their actions to fit school norms. Inclusive philosophy and practices continue to break the cycle of restricted and segregated placements, whereas schoolwide intervention models have brought benefit not only to a few targeted students, but to entire schools. Perhaps most notable is the spread of pharmacological treatment for behavioral disorders. Once rare, it is now commonplace to find that students with EBD are taking psychiatric medication. This article provides an overview of the medications that physicians use to treat children and youth with EBD, medications that students and their families encounter every day. Understanding the effects of these medications can enhance the ability of educators to work with these challenging youngsters. (Contains 1 table.)
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:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A