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Friday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 2:10pm
African American Students Disproportionately Identified as Emotionally Disturbed: Using a Socio-cultural Lens to Address Dysfunctional Behavioral Adjustment

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The disproportionate representation of African American students as emotionally disturbed is a nationwide phenomenon that can have life-long implications for limiting access to opportunities. This presentation addresses a variety of socio-cultural issues related to the diagnosis and labeling of behavioral maladjustment and provides guidelines for avoiding misidentification of any subgroup of students in this category. The voices of students and family members will be shared through videos that illustrate the cultural mismatch that causes their dysfunctional behavior to be labeled as disturbed and strategies will be shared to re-train IEP Teams and school psychologists to become for culturally responsive in the consideration of these referrals.

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Mary Bacon

TA Facilitator
Educational Consultant, Images of a Culture
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Dr. Mildred Browne

Educational Consultant | Ascendency Solutions


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Aqua Salon F Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

Attendees (20)