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Inclusion for Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities

Do you feel that inclusion can work for EBD students? What are the pros and cons to this setting for EBD students today?

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Studies have shown that some 6% to 10% of school children have been diagnosed with emotional or behavioral problems that have greatly affected their development and progress not only academically but also socially. They need special treatment to make them function adequately in society. Most of these students stay in regular classrooms and are treated as the other regular students without any special help for their disorder or disability. Unless their problems become severe and complex, they will not be identified and recommended for special education. In anticipation of having more students with EBD joining the regular classrooms, the problems that surface are the effective strategies that can help these students in the classrooms and the likelihood of these strategies being consistently implemented in the regular classrooms.
The type of strategies that work for EBD students are those that can help manage and establish control in the classroom. These are programs that keep control of disruptive behavior so that teachers can have the opportunity to teach the students both ...

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The solution discusses strategies and programs that can help EBD students in the regular classrooms and their characteristics. The advantages/benefits and disadvantages of inclusion are analyzed.

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