African American Strengths And Weaknesses

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The category of emotional and behavioral disorders, overall, is very under represented. However, it is over represented in African American boys. There are multiple ways to assess individuals for emotional and behavioral disturbances and each one of the tests has its own strengths and weaknesses.
One test method is the Behavior and Emotional ratings scale. This scale tests individuals 5 years old to 18 years old. This test measures personal strengths and capabilities. The test is given through the student, the parent, and the teacher (professional). It measures the child’s personal strengths, school strengths, career strengths, relationships with family, etc. This test has certain strengths like letting the child be a part of his/her own