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Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth (9th Edition) [Hardcover]

James M. Kauffman , Timothy J. Landrum
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1    Definition and Prevalence: The Nature and Extent of the Problem


Developmental Norms Versus Sociocultural Expectations

Behavior Shaped By Its Social Context (Ecology)

Types of Disorders and Causes

Problems of Definition

Perspective in Definition


The Meaning of Prevalence and Incidence

Prevalence and Incidince Estimates: Why Should We Care?

Problems of Estimation

Reasonable Estimates of Prevalence

Trends in Prevalence Estimates and Percentage of Students Served by Special Education

Factors Affecting Prevalence and Placement for Services

Prevalence and Incidence of Specific Disorders

Chapter 2    The History of the Problem: Development of the Field and Current Issues

A Brief History of the Field

Current Issues

Legal Developments and Issues

Chapter 3    Conceptual Models: Approaches to the Problem

Traditional Exposition of Conceptual Models

Comparing and Choosing Models

Developing an Integrated Model: A Social-Cognitive Approach

Structures for Discussion



Chapter 4    Screening, Eligibility, and Classification

General Rules for Evaluation for Special Education

Evaluation for Eligibility

General Criteria for Acceptable Assessments


Prereferral Strategies and Response to Intervention


Necessity of Classification

Chapter 5    Evaluation for Instruction

Evaluation for Instruction and Other Interventions

Manifestation Determination

Functional Behavioral Assessment

Adaptations for Inclusion in General Education Assessments

Evaluation and Social Validation

Use of Evaluation Data in Writing Individualized Education Programs



Chapter 6    Biological Factors

Appeal of Biological Factors as Causal Explanations


Brain Damage or Dysfunction

Malnutrition, Allergies, and Other Health-Related Issues


Implications for Educators

Chapter 7    Family Factors

Appeal of Family Factors as Causal Explanations

Family Definition and Structure

Family Interaction

Family Influences on School Success and Failure

External Pressures Affecting Families

Implications for Educators

Chapter 8    School Factors

Appeal of School Factors as Causal Explanations

Academic Achievement

Social Skills

Intelligence, Achievement, and Antisocial Behavior

School's Contribution to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Implications for Educators

Chapter 9    Cultural Factors

Appeal of Cultural Factors as Causal Explanations

Conflicting Cultural Values and Standards

Multicultural Perspective

Problems in Evaluating the Effects of Cultural Factors

Implications for Educators

A Final Note on Causal Factors



Chapter 10    Attention and Activity Disorders

Definition and Prevalence

Causal Factors and Prevention


Intervention and Education

Perspective on Intervention

Chapter 11    Conduct Disorder: Overt and Covert Aggression

Definition, Prevalence, and Classification

Aggression and Violence in Social Context

Causal Factors


Intervention and Education

The Acting-OPut Behavior Cycle and Precorrection

Interventions Specific to Covert Antisocial Behavior

Chapter 12    Problem Behaviors of Adolescence: Delinquency, Substance Abuse, and Early Sexual Activity

Problem Behaviors in Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Juvenile Delinquency

Substance Abuse

Early Sexual Activity and Teen Parenthood

Chapter 13    Anxiety and Related Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Eating Disorders

Elimination Disorders

Sexual Problems

Social Isolation and Ineptitude

Chapter 14    Depression and Suicidal Behavior


Suicidal Behavior

Chapter 15    Schizophrenia and Other Severe Disorders


Socialization Problems

Communication Disorders

Stereotypy (Abnormal Repetitive Movement)



Chapter 16    A Personal Statement

Setting Expectations

Understanding Causal Factors and the Role of the Teacher

Defining and Measuring Behavior

Helping Students Experience Work, Play, Love, and Fun

Communicating Directly and Honestly

Modeling and Teaching Self-Control

Respecting and Valuing Cultural Differences

Refocusing on the Business of Education: Instruction

Thinking About Real People

Remembering the Past When Thinking About the Future


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