Emotional Disability

Emotional Disability (ED)

“Emotional disability” means an inability to learn or progress that cannot be explained by cognitive, sensory, or health factors. The student exhibits one (1) or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects educational performance: (1) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems. (2) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression. (3) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships. (4) Inappropriate behaviors or feelings under normal circumstances. (5) Episodes of psychosis.