Applied Examples of Screening Students At Risk of Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities

Corey D. Pierce, Philip D. Nordness, Michael H. Epstein, Douglas Cullinan

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Early identification of student behavioral needs allows educators the opportunity to apply appropriate interventions before negative behaviors become more intensive and persistent. A variety of screening tools are available to identify which students are at risk for persistent behavior problems in school. This article provides two examples in which the Emotional and Behavioral Screener (EBS) was used to identify students at risk of emotional or behavioral problems. Example 1 demonstrates how the EBS can be used within a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports framework to inform decision making. Example 2 demonstrates how the EBS can be used to inform behavioral intervention decisions in an individual teacher’s classroom. Finally, suggestions for using the EBS across various school formats are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalIntervention in School and Clinic
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • assessment
  • at risk
  • early intervention
  • emotional and behavioral disorders
  • students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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