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Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth (9th Edition)

Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth (9th Edition)
Author: James M. Kauffman - Timothy J. Landrum
ISBN 13: 9780132275149
ISBN 10: 132275147
Edition: 9
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-04-03
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 544
List Price: $141.60

For all courses in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

The ninth edition of Kauffman’s classic text provides for its readers the most comprehensive overview and coherent conceptualization of the problems of students with emotional and behavioral disorders and the challenges their teachers and clinicians face. The unique framework of the text, five logically divided sections, each beginning with an introduction, aids professors and students alike to see and understand the big picture of the field and its issues, search the evidence that supports the identification and interpretation of the characteristics of students living with EBD, and learn about the necessary interventions teachers and clinicians use daily to address the needs of these students. It launches readers into a self-questioning mode and prompts them to think carefully and critically about behavior and its contexts.


A textbook for an introductory course in special education, and also usable in courses on the characteristics of mental retardation, learning disabilities, or students in cross-categorical special education. Combines the current understanding of development processes with suggestions on how teachers can influence children's behavior for the better. Weighted toward empirical data rather than humanist ideology. The 1993 edition was published by Macmillan; earlier editions back to 1977 were published by Merrill as . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.