Is your child having difficulty getting along with peers and teachers at school? Does your child seem to be consistently depressed? Is your child exhibiting signs of severe anxiety regarding school and peers? Are any of these factors beginning to have an impact on your child's grades? If so, your child may be eligible for Special Education Services under the category of Emotional Disturbance. The eligibility requirements for qualification under the category of Emotional Disturbance are as follows:
"Because of a serious emotional disturbance, a pupil exhibits one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree, which adversely affect educational performance:
(1) An inability to learn which cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
(2) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
(3) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances exhibited in several situations.
(4) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
If your child qualifies for Special Education services under the category of Emotional Disturbance there are numerous services which school districts may be required to provide in order to afford your child with a Free and Appropriate Public Education. These services can include: behavior intervention services, intensive academic instruction, counseling services as well as educationally related mental health services. All of these services can greatly benefit a child with an Emotional Disturbance to improve not only their grades, but also their overall quality of life. If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of your child's educational plan please contact Augustin Egelsee.
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