Emotional disabilities may inhibit one’s ability to manage emotions. This inability to cope with feelings may adversely affect one’s daily life. Children with emotional disabilities often also experience problems with learning.
For this worksheet, please write a short paragraph on EACH of the questions below:
- Choose one emotional disability from only the listed (e.g., bipolar disorder, ADHD, eating disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, recent exposure to violence or disaster, or conduct disorder) , and describe the characteristics of the disability
- Describe the treatment for the disability.
- What issues do you think might arise in a school setting for a child with this disability?
- How might a school professional help the student cope with this emotional disability in the school setting?
Use resources from the APUS online library to help you learn more about the specific emotional disability you choose to examine. Additionally, you may click on the following link to learn more about emotional disabilities/disturbances in children and adolescents