Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education


Professional Studies


Special Education

First Advisor

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair

Committee Members

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair, Phyllis J. Agness, EdD, Jeong-il Cho, PhD

Date of Award



Teachers in education today are accountable for teaching all students. The expectations and demands are very high and the challenges, at times, can seem insurmountable. Students with emotional disabilities can pose especially challenging behaviors that can become overwhelming and negatively affect the environment in a classroom. With this all in mind, this paper and manual have been put together to help teachers with students who have emotional disabilities in the classroom environment. Teachers can use the manual to design appropriate interventions to help these students function and learn in their classrooms and, in turn, create a positive learning environment for all students.


Special Education and Teaching