Disability Screenings: Examining discrepancies in global prevalence rates from a critical perspective (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Innovations and Challenges in Using Functionality Screenings with Children, at CIES 2018.

This presentation will discuss work to address the question “What is causing high incidences of behavioral challenges observed on functionality screenings like the WG tool?” Drawing on critical social constructivist theories of disability, this paper surveys several case studies in the international literature on challenging behaviors related to emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) as well as other disabilities that are often associated with challenging behaviors associated with the identification of disabilities in a global context.