EBD Overview

EBD Overview

Many educators learn that sometimes the most difficult behaviors are cries for help. This course gives you an understanding of emotional behavioral disabilities. A surprising percentage of students experience emotional or behavioral difficulties at some point in their adolescence. Statistics show that students with EBD’s are more vulnerable to lower grades, failing courses, higher dropout rates and higher unemployment. The good news is that are interventions that can help stem the tide. You’ll examine the definition of EBD, as well as how EBD’s are addressed in IDEA law. You’ll also hear ideas on how to identify students with EBDs. Mostly importantly, you’ll learn prevention and intervention strategies that you can apply in your classroom.

Course Authors
Doug Cheney, Ph.D.
Dr. Doug Cheney has 40 years’ experience in special education and is a national leader in the area of emotional and behavioral disabilities. He was the director of Washington’s Behavior Research Center on Evidenced Based Practices (2004-10) and The BEACONS Outreach Project: Washington’s Positive Behavior Support Network (2003-9). He also co-chaired Washington’s Statewide Task Force on Behavioral Disorders from 1997-99, which provided a blueprint for the state’s positive behavior support model.


43 minutes