Identifying and Assessing Students with Emotional Disturbance
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
ISBN 10: 1598572717
ISBN 13: 978-1598572711
To help improve social and academic outcomes for all students, school psychologists must be ready to accurately identify, assess, and support students with emotional disturbance. This essential resource gives them the clear information, practical guidance, and up-to-date research they need. Ideal for use as a supplemental textbook or a key reference for in-service school psychologists, this book will clarify what constitutes emotional disturbance in educational settings, how it differs from the clinical definition, and how to assess and intervene effectively so students learn and thrive.
PREPARE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS TO:
- Differentiate social maladjustment from emotional disturbance (includes clear coverage of the exclusionary clause)
- Understand the RTI model as it relates to identification of behavioral and emotional issues
- Meet the legal requirements for assessment procedures
- Determine eligibility for the 'emotional disturbance' identification
- Help ensure meaningful individualized educational programs for students
- Help teachers develop classroom supports that address the needs of students with emotional disturbance
Brief vignettes and excerpts from federal- and state-level court findings help illuminate the educational definition of emotional disturbance, and practical tables and charts aid with the assessment process and determining eligibility.
"Guided by research and clinical best-practice at every step, this is the most thorough and cogent resource for assessment of emotional disturbance that I have encountered. I highly recommend this book and plan to use it myself!" (Andrew Jonathan Cole, Psy.D. licensed psychologist and co-author of Recognize and Respond to Emotional and Behavioral Issues in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide 20130107)
"Integrates the historical and theoretical foundations of the field with a thorough examination of current research evidence in order to put forward a comprehensive model of assessing students with emotional disturbances." (Aaron Shupp, Psy.D. Co-author, Recognize and Respond to Emotional and Behavioral Issues in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide 20130114)
"A highly needed text that will serve as a valuable training tool for instructors and a resource for practitioners." (Ashli Tyre, Ed.D., NCSP Assistant Professor, School Psychology Program, Seattle University 20130128)
"Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of issues related to identifying and assessing students with emotional disturbance . . . This text would be an excellent resource for school psychologists, counselors and teachers." (Lisa Bloom, Ed.D. Professor, Western Carolina University 20130204) --Western Carolina University
About the Author
Terry Tibbetts, Ph.D., J.D., is a licensed psychologist and educational attorney who has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings involving students with emotional disturbance, both as an administrator and as a psychologist. He currently works for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he is responsible for the psychoeducational evaluation of adjudicated adolescents.
Dr. Tibbetts also holds a master's degree in clinical social work and is both a registered art therapist and a board-certified behavior analyst. His most recent publication is on the use of short-term gestalt art therapy with adolescents who are emotionally disturbed. Dr. Tibbetts has testified as an independent evaluator and as an expert witness in multiple administrative due process hearings regarding the appropriate identification, assessment, and treatment of students with emotional disturbance. He resides in Southern California with his wife and two children.
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