This topic is concern with the emotional stress that might lead to emotional disturbances among the students.
It aims at finding ways to detect the early symptoms of emotional disturbances, analyzing the causes of such psychological problems and ways to help to relief the students from such an alarming condition.
It is very natural that everyone experience some forms of emotion when one encounters events that may cause impact on one’s life. The brain shall relates the sensation and relate it to certain meaning and relationship that resulted in the occurrence of emotion that lead to certain behaviours.
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When an individual is overwhelmed by certain emotion that hampers one’s ability to return to a peaceful state of mind, and thus disturb normal pace of life. Then the person is considered emotionally disturebed.
The U.S. Department of Education under Sec.300.8 (4) had defined emotional disturbances as:
Emotional disturbance means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance:
(A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
(B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
(C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
(D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
(E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
Thus, it had shown how serious the effects could be when children are emotional disturbed.
Teachers, parents and non-governmental organizations may need to implement educational programs to provide emotional and behavioral support so as to stabilize their emotional condition. Further steps to be taken will be helping them to master academics, develop social skills, besides assisting them increase self-awareness, self-control, and self-esteem.
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