TITLE

Teaching Severely Mentally III and Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents

AUTHOR(S)
Northcutt, John R. W.; Tipton, George B.
PUB. DATE
September 1978
SOURCE
Exceptional Children;Sep1978, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Teaching emotionally disturbed adolescents has for many years been generally geared toward youth with various acting out behaviors. Special education teachers have been trained to develop skills in adapting, remediating, and teaching educational curricula. They have received training in modifying disturbed, acting out behaviors and diagnosing certain educational problems. Emphasis in teacher training has been placed on identifying academic deterrents and deficiencies, creating adequate intervention programs, and providing appropriate educational services. Teaching adolescents who are handicapped with a severe psychosis or emotional disorder demands additional skills of an instructor. Teachers in this field are not only required to provide a special instructional setting, but they are also required to use academic activities as a form of therapy. This article identifies the teacher of severely disturbed adolescents not only as an educator but also as a therapist member of an interdisciplinary team.
ACCESSION #
19762998

Tags: MENTALLY ill -- Education;  MENTALLY ill children -- Education;  TEENAGERS -- Education;  SPECIAL education;  EDUCATION -- United States;  EDUCATIONAL programs;  SPECIAL education teachers;  SPECIAL education educators;  TEACHERS -- Training of

 

Related Articles

  • Similarity of Psychological Needs before and after a Program for the Preparation of Teachers for Emotionally Disturbed Children. Smith, Inez L. // Exceptional Children;Summer1968, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p754 

    The purpose of this study was to ascertain if psychological needs remain relatively stable or if they are modified during a special education graduate program. Do students become more similar in their needs preferences, specifically in this instance, after an intensive academic year graduate...

  • Career Changing.  // Education Week;10/12/2005, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p39 

    The article focuses on teacher certification programs in the United States. The Resident Teacher Certification program recognizes that many people have the skills and desire to become teachers, but lack the credentials required by most systems. Under this program, new teachers take three classes...

  • Avenues for Research Related to Laboratory Experiences for the Practitioner in Special Education. Spicker, Howard H. // Exceptional Children;Sep1962, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p48 

    The article focuses on the avenues for research related to laboratory experiences for the practitioner in special education in the U.S. The author points out that a glance at the literature on the effectiveness of laboratory experiences will reveal research based largely on opinion, descriptions...

  • Critical Factors Influencing Educational Programming for Disturbed Children. Knoblock, Peter // Exceptional Children;Nov1963, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p124 

    The article discusses several factors affecting the progress of educational programming for prospective teachers of emotionally disturbed children in the U.S. The behavioral inconsistencies that children exhibited could complicate the identification of special programs necessary in treating the...

  • Division on Teacher Education. Fliegler, Louis A. // Exceptional Children;Nov1965, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p216 

    The article provides information about the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Division on Teacher Education in the U.S. The council's purpose was to enhance the profession through a focus on all areas of special education. It is currently involved in a host of professional activities...

  • Issues in the Professional Preparation of Secondary School Special Educators. Miller, Sidney R.; Sabatino, David A.; Larsen, Roger P. // Exceptional Children;Feb1980, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p344 

    The purpose of this study was to contrast university views with those of practitioners in defining professional preparation program efforts for secondary special educators. The impetus for the study was the paucity of secondary special education preparation programs (distinct from elementary,...

  • Career Choice Factors in Special Education. Gottfried, Nathan W.; Jones, Reginald L. // Exceptional Children;Jan1964, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p218 

    The article presents a study that explores the factors to consider in students training for fields of special education in the U.S. The study discussed the information in the date and the extent of pre-college contacts with exceptional children, the approximate date of career choice and the...

  • Academic Abilities of Persons Entering and Remaining in Special Education. Frank, Alan R.; Keith, Timothy Z. // Exceptional Children;Sep1984, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p76 

    The article discusses key issues concerning evidence that persons entering and remaining in the teaching profession in the United States are of lower academic ability than those who choose other professions. The research seeks to determine if similar ability trends exist among those who complete...

  • Making Time: A Teacher's Report on Her First Year of Teaching Children with Emotional Disabilities. MacDonald, Victoria; Speece, Deborah L. // Journal of Special Education;Summer2001, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p84 

    Describes the challenges faced by the first author during her first year of teaching children identified as emotionally disturbed. Academic diversity and behavioral challenges of the children; Issues related to working with a team of special educators; Instructional time; Behavioral management;...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics