Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities

The student with emotional handicaps exhibits persistent and consistent maladaptive behavior, even after receiving supportive educational assistance and counseling services. Intellectual, sensory or health factors that get in the way of the student’s learning and ability to build and keep social relationships cannot explain such behavioral disabilities. A serious emotional handicap exists over an extended period of time, and in more than one situation; may result in a general mood of unhappiness or depression; and the student may develop physical symptoms, pains or fears associated with personal or school problems.