Examining the Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional & Behavioral Disorders While Using the High-Leverage Practices of Engagement and Flexible Groupings

Date of Award

Summer 7-27-2021

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Dr. Shirley Johnson


Key words: high leverage practice, flexible grouping, student engagement



When working in the field of special education, teachers will come in contact with students who have Emotional & Behavioral Disorders (EBD). Special education and general education teachers will cross paths with these unique individuals. They will have to examine and effectively understand the characteristics of emotional and behavioral disorders and how to teach using these characteristics and High-Leverage Practice (HLPs). This paper will examine characteristics of emotional and behavioral disorders, along with HLP17: flexible grouping and HLP18: use of strategies to promote active student engagement.

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