Special Education ETDs

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Because educational treatment or educational provision will not always be predicated on etiology, this investigation has sought to provide inquiry into some of the reasons children may deviate. The education of the exceptional child is at times not complete as the cause of the emotional disturbance is not dealt with. The concern of this study is the home from which emotionally disturbed youngsters emanate. When underling reasons for the emotional disturbance have not been handled, often youngsters will deviate and come before the courts. If intervention is imposed in the school setting, but the basic problem has not been managed, the child may respond to the school intervention but may not internalize the desired behavior may be extinguished outside the school setting. The child has responded to the intervention, but has not internalized the behavior so that it may be transferred to another setting.

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Degree Name

Special Education

Level of Degree


Department Name

Special Education

First Committee Member (Chair)

Richard Lane McDowell

Second Committee Member

Roger Lee Kroth

Third Committee Member

Henry James Pepe