Emotionally Disturbed Classroom Management

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Emotionally Disturbed Children Classroom Management

Executive Summary

This is a research proposal which offers a research on the topic of education of emotionally disturbed children. We briefly outlined the main sections of our proposal and suggested the main research question, issue, and problem as well as data.

Emotionally Disturbed Children Classroom Management


The problem of education of emotionally disturbed children is very urgent and important. It's of great significance even for most experienced teachers, who often feel appalled and confused because of the behavior of the students with emotional disturbances. Teachers can feel frustrated when they realize that the classroom is beyond their control. School psychologists believe that tantrums, defiance, aggression, poor academic progress, poor social skills and passive noncompliance of requests (such as putting heads down on desks) can present a challenge for any teacher School Psychologist.

But it doesn't mean that these children are hopeless and good-for-nothing. Teachers CAN have success with children who have emotional disturbances. For this, they should receive support from co-workers as well as constantly implement behavioral strategies and classroom management techniques. Our research project aims to find out the most effective techniques for managing such students and to provide support for teachers educating them.

Research Interest

The Interest of our project is emotionally disturbed children. So first of all we should briefly overview the notion of the emotionally disturbed children.

Having analyzed the literature we can conclude that there exist many terms for description of the emotional, behavioral or mental disorders. Students having such disorders are categorized as having an emotional disturbance. The definition of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is as follows:

“...a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance

A student is unable to learn and this inability is independent of intellectual, sensory, or health factors.

A student is not able to socialize and maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.

Even under normal circumstances such students can behave or feel inappropriately.

Such children often feel unhappy or depressed.

Purpose of Study

The topic of our research is timely and urgent. We focus our attention on the education of emotionally disturbed children. The results of it may be further implemented in actual process of education. It's obvious that teaching strategies applied to emotionally disturbed children should be rather different from that applied to ordinary ones. Such children must be regarded as special one and treated carefully and tactfully.

The main difference should be that the educational programs for emotional disturbed children must be focused on emotional and behavioral health of a child as well as on mastering the subjects. Teachers should teach such child how to behave in the society and help a student to develop self-control and self-esteem.

Lately there appeared a considerable number of researches, focusing primarily on methods of providing children with positive behavioral support (PBS) in the school. Due to such methods, all problem behaviors are reduced to a minimum and positive ones ...
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