Emotional and Behavioural Disorder (EBD)
According to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorder (EBD) persistently display at least one of the following five emotional characteristics over a long period of time:
- An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
- An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
- Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
- A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
- A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
Children with EBD often act disruptively, anti-socially, immaturely, or aggressively. Not only do these challenging behaviors affect the individual’s emotional well-being, they can also affect their physical, social, and cognitive development.
Types of Emotional and Behavioral Disorder
There are numerous disorders that are classed under the umbrella of EBD:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Conduct Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Depressive Disorders
Effective Strategies for Students with EBD
Positive interactions, clear rules, and proper support are vital when it comes to caring for students with EBD.
A multisensory room is an effective strategy for students with EBD because they can have such a profound effect on someone’s mood. Those with EBD can often find relief and growth from their sensory room experiences.
Individuals with EBD frequently have a loss of control and difficulty expressing themselves. A sensory room experience can put control back into their hands as they successfully manipulate their way around a room with fiber optics, interactive panels, and soothing images. The change in sound and sight frequency without any threat can allow someone with EBD to literally find themselves at the center of their world.
Experia USA can design interactive, sensory rooms for children with EBD. Sensory rooms can be calming to soothe students who are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, hyperactive, or aggressive. They can also be attention-grabbing, providing focus for students who are hyperactive or who struggle to concentrate. Our sensory rooms can be designed to fit seamlessly into the school environment.
Sensory Tools for Individuals with Emotional Behavioral Disorder
Some great tools for engaging individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges include:
If you need assistance with designing a sensory space that encourages calm, self-control, and appropriate interaction, just reach out to us. We offer FREE Room Design Service, and with the help of our expert sensory advisors, we can work together to create the perfect sensory environment for those with EBD disorder.
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