5 Signs of Emotional Disturbance

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4. Intelligence

IQ tests measure how well students perform on given tasks during a certain time. Considering that IQ tests are affected by previous learning and attending to the task at hand, students who have difficulty paying attention in class - like students with behavioral disorders - may not do as well on IQ tests. More learners with emotional and behavioral disabilities score in the slow learner or mildly retarded range on IQ tests than do children without disabilities.