Becoming a Therapeutic Teacher for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

November 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p40
Academic Journal
The article presents information on therapeutic teaching for students with emotional and behavioral disorder. Teaching these students is certainly a challenging task, therefore, most special education teachers who succumb to the inherent stress of the job risk developing physical and emotional problems. Such students are often filled with anger, fear, sadness and grief. Being unable to understand or control their emotions, they get frustrated. Often their behavior is inconsistent, antisocial, maladaptive and self-defeating. Social lives of these students are equally stressful in and out of school. Accordingly, their behavioral, social, and emotional deficits often result in low self-esteem, a negative self-image and a social environment in which many of their psychological needs remain unmet. Therapeutic teachers can create an environment for these students, which meets their academic and social needs. They are advised to recognize the importance of managing their own stress and taking care of their mental health to be effective and therapeutic in teaching such students.


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