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Why do few school systems use systematic screening procedures for emotional or behavioral disorders? Why should all schools have in place systematic screening procedures?

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Most school systems are just starting to realize that their diverse student population is even more diverse than originally anticipated. In addition to ELL and ED students, now schools need to identify, plan for, and service students with emotional or behavioral disorders. I have taught in 3 school districts; none of them have a plan. It is not because the educators and administrators don't care, but it is because we are just starting to realize that some educational issues ...

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How are students screened for behavioral disorders? Why is this important? What can be done to help students with behavioral disorders?