Conjoint behavioral consultation for students with behavioral and emotional disorders: a single case study design

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Lori Annette Colaluca (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Candace Boan-Lenzo

Abstract: Students with an emotional or behavioral disturbance (E/BD) are often stereotyped due to the nature of their diagnosis. While in school, these students are often considered social outcasts, seen as a disruption in the regular education classroom, and fail multiple courses that can lead to dropout. Research proves that this population is at-risk for poor longitudinal outcomes that leads them to a life of crime. Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) can be used as an effective intervention tool that includes the teacher, parent, and student, and is a hopeful solution to the poor outcomes these students are subjected to. The purpose of this study was to examine whether CBC can increase the academic performance of students with an emotional or behavioral disturbance. The participant was a third-grade student in a small rural county in North Carolina, and the CBC involved her mother, her regular education teacher, her exceptional children’s teacher, and her social skills teachers. The intervention was discontinued because the severity of the student’s symptoms and behavioral outbursts subsequently led to a temporary hospitalization. Implications for future research will be discussed.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
Behavioral Disorder, CBC, Conjoint Behavioral Consultation, EBD, Emotional Disorder
Behavior disorders in adolescence
Behavior disorders in children
Mental health
Family counseling

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