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What are five assessments commonly used for identification and determination of EBD used in schools?

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Observation is the major criteria for assessment that most states use in a partial diagnosis of EBD.

The IEP team may identify a child as having an emotional behavioral disability if the child meets the definition under par. (a), and meets all of the following:
1. The child demonstrates severe, chronic and frequent behavior that is not the result of situational anxiety, stress or conflict.
2. The child's behavior described under par. (a) occurs in school and in at least one other setting.
3. The child displays any of the following:
a. Inability to develop or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships.
b. Inappropriate affective or behavior response to a normal situation.
c. Pervasive unhappiness, depression or anxiety.
d. Physical symptoms, pains or fears associated with personal or school problems.
e. Inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors.
f. Extreme withdrawal from social interactions.
g. ...

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The five assessments commonly used for identifications and determinations of EBD used in schools is examined.