Inge’s research concerns the development of students with special educational needs due to psychiatric and/or behavior problems. Students with emotional and/or behavior problems (EBD) perform worse than normally developing students with respect to their academic and their social-emotional development. The recently introduced Law for Suitable Education (Dutch: “Wet op Passend Onderwijs”) aims for inclusion of students with special educational needs in regular education. Yet, special education continues to exist, and students with EBD can either receive support services in their regular classroom or can be placed in segregated schools for special education.
The study compares the development of students with EBD included in regular education with the development of students with EBD referred to exclusive special education. Bayesian statistics is applied to handle the small samples with greater accuracy.