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SWD: Managing Challenging Student Behaviors

(20 Hr Module) - $40*

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Compare students with identified emotional disabilities to those with acting-out behaviors. Review instructional and behavioral strategies for managing difficult classroom behaviors within the RtI/MtSS framework. Develop an awareness level knowledge of psychotropic medications and accompanying side effects. This module addresses Florida's professional learning requirements from SB 1108 - Students with Disabilities (SWD).

Learning Objectives


  • Recognize the components of the federal definition and characteristics of the emotionally disturbed student.
  • Recognize the definition and characteristics of the acting out student.
  • Identify the steps in the MtSS/RtI Process and its classroom implications.
  • Increase awareness of classroom strategies for managing behaviors of students with emotional disabilities and acting out behaviors.
  • Increase awareness of strategies used for dealing with the most common disruptive behaviors: talking out, off task behaviors and verbal and physical aggression.
  • Recognize common psychotropic medications prescribed to students with acting out behaviors and emotional disabilities.
  • Recognize common psychotropic medications’ intended purpose and potential side effects.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

1 Multiple Choice Quiz - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Carra Summers

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.

Module Last Updated: 2023© 2003-2024 Beacon Educator