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ERIC Number: EJ966271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Special Needs Characteristics of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders that Affect Inclusion in Regular Education
Stoutjesdijk, Regina; Scholte, Evert M.; Swaab, Hanna
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v20 n2 p92-104 Jun 2012
The aim of this study is to determine the discriminating special needs characteristics of children with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) that predict restrictiveness of placement in special education. The focus is on dynamic factors instead of static factors. To this end, 235 children with EBD in special schools and 111 children with EBD in regular education were compared in terms of behavioral, emotional, academic, and environmental variables. Measurements used were the "Child Behavior Checklist" and "Teacher's Report Form," information in the children's assessment reports, and the "Dutch Family Home Environment Scale." In a logistic regression analysis, eight variables were found to be relevant predictors for placement in special schools instead of regular education. Relational problems between child and caregiver, academic performance, and the age at which the child received youth care for the first time were identified as the three predictors that could most affect the inclusion of children with EBD in regular education. Implications of these findings for future research and practice are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist