Definition: A child with a Serious Emotional Disability shall have emotional or social functioning which prevents the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.
Professional Development Opportunities
Workshop: Transforming Disability Identification through Culturally Responsive Approaches
Featuring: Janine Jones, Ph.D.
This workshop focuses on the problem of disproportionality and the over-representation of students of color identified for special education under the category of Emotional Disturbance.
- June 18, 2015
Webinar: Increasing Academic Achievement for Students with Serious Emotional Disabilities (SED), a closer look at implementing the IEP collaboratively across environments
Presented by Julia Wigert, CDE School Psychology Specialist and Kristi Fozard, CDE Serious Emotional Disability
- February 24, 2015
Webinar: Students with Serious Emotional Disabiity (SED) and Literacy
Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Special Education for Students with Serious Emotional Disability
(for use by districts that have adopted SED criteria)
- Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Special Education for Students with Serious Emotional Disability (PDF)
Guidebook for Determining the Eligibility of Students with SIED
(for use by districts that have not adopted SED criteria - can be used until July 2016)
The purpose of this guidebook is to help parents, teachers, administrators and mental health professionals become knowledgeable about the special education eligibility process for students with emotional disabilities.
- Guidebook for Determining the Eligibility of Students with Significant Identifiable Emotional Disability (SIED) (PDF)
For more information about Serious Emotional Disabilities, please contact:
Phone: (303) 866-6933