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PEDC 9092 Actively Engaging the Emotionally and Behaviorally Disturbed Child
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Melissa Stone June 1-28, August 1-30, November 1-30
University of the Pacific
Working with students with emotional and behavioral disturbances can be extremely challenging. This course will provide teachers with the information needed to create an environment where students with emotional disabilities can engage and succeed. Teachers will come away with a background of emotional disturbances from diagnosis, to causes and various tools to use in the classroom to create successful school experiences. Some topics include developing rapport, setting rules and boundaries, identifying trigger behaviors and putting appropriate modification and accommodations in place. Teachers who take this course will learn effective planning tips, observation strategies, and differentiation ideas to implement in their classroom. This course will also focus on various behavior management ideas to put in place, and overcoming challenges that teachers may face, like creating positive home to school relationships. It is important for all areas of instruction to meet the needs of your diverse student population such as ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, LOTE, ESL, Special Education, Occupational and PhysicalTherapists, Guidance Counselors, the Arts, and Physical Education, N-12 are appropriate for this course. Common Core Learning Standards are addressed.
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