Behavioral disorder

What is Behavioral disorder?

Emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) is a broad category which is used commonly in educational settings, to group a range of more specific perceived difficulties of children and adolescents. Both general definitions as well as concrete diagnosis of EBD may be controversial as the observed behavior may depend on many factors.

The 5 models that are used in EBD are:

  • Biophysical
  • Psychodynamic
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioral
  • Ecological

A child exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics to a marked degree for a long duration of time that adversely affects their education:

  • Difficulty to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
  • Difficulty to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
  • Inappropriate types of behavior (acting out against self or others) or feelings (expresses the need to harm self or others, low self-worth, etc.) under normal circumstances.
  • A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
  • A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.

The term includes schizophrenia, and does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance.

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