serious emotional disturbance

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serious emotional disturbance

A paediatric condition characterised by one or more of the following features, occurring over a long period of time and to a degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance:
(1) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors;
(2) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers or teachers;
(3) Inappropriate types of behaviour or feelings under normal circumstances;
(4) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression;
(5) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
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* The families and surrogate families of emotionally disturbed children should be full participants in all aspects of the planning and delivery of services
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They said that authorities continually failed to treat his state of mind, despite teachers having reported his obsession with the 1999 shootings at Columbine High and his "emotionally disturbed" nature.
When University of Oklahoma (OU) student Joel Henry Hinrichs III blew himself up on October 1, 2005, the FBI and OU officials held a hurried press conference to assure the public that the incident was merely a tragic suicide by an emotionally disturbed student, with no connection whatsoever to terrorism.
2002) (while interacting with a subject who was emotionally disturbed and had been pepper sprayed and apparently presented no theat, officer shot subject three times); Lee v.
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Parent-professional relationships in the treatment of seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
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