A student with an emotional disturbance has the inability to learn in school which cannot be explained by other factors, as well as the inability to build or maintain good relationships at school. These students display difficulties with behavior or feelings, and may be generally unhappy or sad. They may develop physical symptoms or fears that affect home and school.
Symptoms Of Emotional Disturbance
"Change your thoughts and you change the world."
-NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
Helpful Links For Emotional Disturbance
- American Psychological Association - The APA is also a fountain of information and support on specific emotional disturbances.
- Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - The PBIS Center provides research-based information on how to provide behavioral supports to children.
- Allies with Families - Allies with Families was created in 1991 to offer practical support and resources for parents and their children and youth who face serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges.