May 12, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Frank Barrett, M.S. SPED, PD
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Teachers, Speech Pathologists, LMHCs, School Leaders, Social Workers
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common disorders seen among children and adolescents. Children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school and they miss out on important social experiences. This session will explain the differences between stress, anxiety, and fear. Information will be provided about different manifestations of anxiety, including selective mutism, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety. Strategies that can be used in classroom and therapy sessions to address student's needs will be discussed.