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CHDV C141 Guide for Lisa Fuller: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Child Development 141: Introduction to Children with Special Needs

Background Resources: Overviews and Definitions

The resources on this page were curated by Chanel Berg, Maddison Johann, and Brittani Robbins, with help from librarian Julie Cornett, as part of a class project for CHDV C141: Introduction to Students with Special Needs.

Shamberger, C. T., & Friend, M. (2012). Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities. In J. A. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (Vol. 2, pp. 773-775). SAGE Reference.

Professional Organizations

The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Behavior Doctor offers free courses in all aspects of addressing challenging behaviors. This site includes training and resources.

Parent & Teacher Resources: Articles and Books

Loveless, B. (n.d.). Emotional and behavioral disorders in the classroom. Education Corner - Education That Matters. Retrieved September 15, 2022, from

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development: Behavioral Health. (n.d.)

Ryan, J., Pierce, C. & Mooney, P. (2008). Evidence-based teaching strategies for students with EBD. Beyond Behavior. 


Lukowiak, T. (2010). Positive behavioral strategies for students with EBD and needed. JAASEP.

SHARE Team. (2018, May 30). Tips for handling emotional behavior disorder in classrooms: Resilient educator.

Positive Action Staff. (2021). 9 Effective Teaching Strategies for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

APA References - Emotional/Behavioral Disorders


Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from:


National Center for Pyramid Model Interventions. (2021). Pyramid model overview. NCPMI