Emotional/Behavioral Disability (E/BD)
A student with an emotional/behavioral disability has persistent (is not sufficiently responsive to implemented evidence based interventions) and consistent emotional or behavioral responses that adversely affect performance in the educational environment that cannot be attributed to age, culture, gender, or ethnicity.
The corresponding definition is found in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03016, F.A.C.
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State Laws and Regulations
The rule referenced below is specific to E/BD. Please refer to Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules - Hyperlinked Index (PDF) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.
- 6A-6.03016, F.A.C., Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
- 6A-6.03312, F.A.C., Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities.
- 1003.573, F.S., Seclusion and restraint of students with disabilities in public schools
- 1003.574, F.S., Video cameras in public school classrooms; pilot program (Broward County)
Department of Education Resources
- Technical Assistance Paper FY-2006-8: The Response to Intervention Model (PDF)
- A Blueprint for Tier 3 Implementation: A Results-Driven System for Supporting Students with Serious Problem Behaviors (PDF)
- Florida Positive Behavior Support: Response to Intervention for Behavior Project (FLPBS: RtIB)
- Problem-Solving – Response to Instruction/Intervention Project (PS-RtI)
- Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)
- Florida Inclusion Network
- Student Support Services Project
- Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
- Office of Special Education Programs - Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
- The IRIS Center
- Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide (PDF)
- National Center Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC)
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
- Reducing Problem Behaviors in the Elementary School Classroom (PDF)
- United States Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- What Works Clearinghouse