Emotional Disturbance

Children with emotional disturbance frequently have difficulty regulating their classroom behaviors. Many have co-occurrence of other disabilities, such as sensory processing problems, which compound difficulties in school participation.

Emotional disturbance means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree, that adversely affects educational performance:

  1. An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors
  2. An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers
  3. Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances
  4. A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression
  5. A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.



Amiel Segal works with children and teenagers with emotional disturbance using at-home solutions throughout towns on Long Island, NY such as Seaford, Wantagh, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, BellmoreWilliston Park, Long Beach, Garden City, Lindenhurst, Rockville Centre, Franklin Square, Freeport, Uniondale, Merrick, Woodmere, Oceanside, Hempstead, Farmingdale, Lawrence, Hewlett, Island Park, CopaigueNew Hyde Park, Hicksville, Levittown, Glen Cove, Bethpage, Syosset, AmityvilleMassapequa, Massapequa Park, East Meadow, Great Neck, Westbury, Cedarhurst, Plainview, Melville, and Manhasset.

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