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Tuesday, September 8 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Emotional Disturbance: Deconstructing a Definition

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The special education eligibility category of Emotional Disturbance has always been elusive. The definition is vague and misunderstood by many, including the school psychologists that assess for it. Administrators can frequently become frustrated when students do not meet ED eligibility criteria which is often the gateway to more intensive mental health and educational interventions. After attending this presentation, participants will have a clear understanding of the Emotional Disturbance definition and learn to identify children who should be referred for an evaluation. Participants will also learn to differentiate between social maladjustment and emotional disturbance.

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Dena McManis, PsyD

Psychologist/ Mental Health Coordinator, Piedmont Unified School District
Dr. Dena McManis, PsyD, is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and a Credentialed School Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working in the education and mental health field. She has spent the last 15 years in the school system primarily assessing and counseling students... Read More →

Tuesday September 8, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
  Intervention Strategies
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