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Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth
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<>For all courses in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.The ninth edition of Kauffman's classic text provides for its readers the most comprehensive overview and coherent conceptualization of the problems of students with emotional and behavioral disorders and the challenges their teachers and clinicians face. The unique framework of the text, five logically divided sections, each beginning with an introduction, aids professors and students alike to see and understand the big picture of the field and its issues, search the evidence that supports the identification and interpretation of the characteristics of students living with EBD, and learn about the necessary interventions teachers and clinicians use daily to address the needs of these students. It launches readers into a self-questioning mode and prompts them to think carefully and critically about behavior and its contexts.
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PART 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS HISTORY Chapter 1 Definition and Prevalence: The Nature and Extent of the ProblemTerminologyDevelopmental Norms Versus Sociocultural ExpectationsBehavior Shaped By Its Social Context (Ecology)Types of Disorders and CausesProblems of DefinitionPerspective in DefinitionPrevalenceThe Meaning of Prevalence and IncidencePrevalence and Incidince Estimates: Why Should We Care?Problems of EstimationReasonable Estimates of PrevalenceTrends in Prevalence Estimates and Percentage of Students Served by Special EducationFactors Affecting Prevalence and Placement for ServicesPrevalence and Incidence of Specific DisordersChapter 2 The History of the Problem: Development of the Field and Current IssuesA Brief History of the FieldCurrent IssuesLegal Developments and IssuesChapter 3 Conceptual Models: Approaches to the ProblemTraditional Exposition of Conceptual ModelsComparing and Choosing ModelsDeveloping an Integrated Model: A Social-Cognitive ApproachStructures for DiscussionPART 2 ASSESSMENT Chapter 4 Screening, Eligibility, and ClassificationGeneral Rules for Evaluation for Special EducationEvaluation for EligibilityGeneral Criteria for Acceptable AssessmentsScreeningPrereferral Strategies and Response to InterventionClassificationNecessity of ClassificationChapter 5 Evaluation for InstructionEvaluation for Instruction and Other InterventionsManifestation DeterminationFunctional Behavioral AssessmentAdaptations for Inclusion in General Education AssessmentsEvaluation and Social ValidationUse of Evaluation Data in Writing Individualized Education ProgramsPART 3 CAUSAL FACTORS Chapter 6 Biological FactorsAppeal of Biological Factors as Causal ExplanationsGeneticsBrain Damage or DysfunctionMalnutrition, Allergies, and Other Health-Related IssuesTemperamentImplications for EducatorsChapter 7 Family FactorsAppeal of Family Factors as Causal ExplanationsFamily Definition and StructureFamily InteractionFamily Influences on School Success and FailureExternal Pressures Affecting FamiliesImplications for EducatorsChapter 8 School FactorsAppeal of School Factors as Causal ExplanationsAcademic AchievementSocial SkillsIntelligence, Achievement, and Antisocial BehaviorSchool's Contribution to Emotional and Behavioral DisordersImplications for EducatorsChapter 9 Cultural FactorsAppeal of Cultural Factors as Causal ExplanationsConflicting Cultural Values and StandardsMulticultural PerspectiveProblems in Evaluating the Effects of Cultural FactorsImplications for EducatorsA Final Note on Causal FactorsPART 4 FACETS OF DISORDERED BEHAVIOR Chapter 10 Attention and Activity DisordersDefinition and PrevalenceCausal Factors and PreventionAssessmentIntervention and EducationPerspective on InterventionChapter 11 Conduct Disorder: Overt and Covert AggressionDefinition, Prevalence, and ClassificationAggression and Violence in Social ContextCausal FactorsAssessmentIntervention and EducationThe Acting-OPut Behavior Cycle and PrecorrectionInterventions Specific to Covert Antisocial BehaviorChapter 12 Problem Behaviors of Adolescence: Delinquency, Substance Abuse, and Early Sexual ActivityProblem Behaviors in Adolescence and Early AdulthoodJuvenile DelinquencySubstance AbuseEarly Sexual Activity and Teen ParenthoodChapter 13 Anxiety and Related DisordersAnxiety DisordersEating DisordersElimination DisordersSexual ProblemsSocial Isolation and IneptitudeChapter 14 Depression and Suicidal BehaviorDepressionSuicidal BehaviorChapter 15 Schizophrenia and Other Severe DisordersSchizophreniaSocialization ProblemsCommunication DisordersStereotypy (Abnormal Repetitive Movement)PART 5 IMPLICATIONS: A BEGINNING POINT FOR INSTRUCTION Chapter 16 A Personal StatementSetting ExpectationsUnderstanding Causal Factors and the Role of the TeacherDefining and Measuring BehaviorHelping Students Experience Work, Play, Love, and FunCommunicating Directly and HonestlyModeling and Teaching Self-ControlRespecting and Valuing Cultural DifferencesRefocusing on the Business of Education: InstructionThinking About Real PeopleRemembering the Past When Thinking About the Future

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<>For all courses in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.The ninth edition of Kauffman's classic text provides for its readers the most comprehensive overview and coherent conceptualization of the problems of students with emotional and behavioral disorders and the challenges their teachers and clinicians face. The unique framework of the text, five logically divided sections, each beginning with an introduction, aids professors and students alike to see and understand the big picture of the field and its issues, search the evidence that supports the identification and interpretation of the characteristics of students living with EBD, and learn about the necessary interventions teachers and clinicians use daily to address the needs of these students. It launches readers into a self-questioning mode and prompts them to think carefully and critically about behavior and its contexts.

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