Program Contents: 35 minutes.
Captioning: Closed Captioned
Copyright Date: 2004
Every school has kids with emotional and behavioral disorders. They can be bright, engaging and fun but are also difficult, disruptive and taxing for teachers and classmates alike. The ABC's of Emotional Behavioral Disorder video outlines a best practice approach to successfully integrate elementary and middle school EBD students into the educational mainstream.
The video features Bob Clasen, professor emeritus and Molly Kilkenny, special education teacher, as well as student portraits and family interviews. Segments include: Myths and misconceptions, searching for hidden strengths, Amanda's story, instructional strategies, and role plays to de-escalate and resolve conflict. The profile of eleven year-old Amanda puts theory into practice. She is charming but lonely, hardworking but struggling with grades and aware of her challenges yet optimistic about the future.