12 Facts About Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
1. Emotional Disturbance ≠ Emotional or Behavior Disorders
Having "emotional disturbance" is not always the same as having emotional or behavioral disorders. Emotional disturbance is a specific label provided by a school that makes a student eligible for special education services and protection under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A student with an emotional or behavioral disorder may not necessarily qualify for services under the emotional disturbance category.