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EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

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Definition of Emotional Disturbance according to the IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act): 

Emotional disturbance means 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) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors. (B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers. (C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances. (D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression. (E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems. (ii) Emotional disturbance includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance under paragraph (c)(4)(i) of this section. [34 C.F.R. § 300.8(c)(4)]

A determination of Emotional Disturbance requires verification of a disorder by a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), or a certified school psychologist.

National Emotional Disturbance Resources

Council for Exceptional Children

Partners Resource Network

Local Emotional Disturbance Resources

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona

New Life Counseling

Pathways Counseling

Raising Special Kids

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