Helping Teachers Understand OCD

studentI’ve previously written about how important and necessary I believe it is for educators to have, at the very least, a basic knowledge of brain disorders. I recently came across some  articles at the Child Mind Institute site that I think are excellent resources about OCD for teachers (and parents as well). Now that most children have been back at school for a while, previously unanticipated issues or concerns might be arising. If this is the case in your family, I highly recommend checking out these links, and even sharing them with the appropriate school personnel:

A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding OCD

What Does OCD Look Like in the Classroom?

A Teacher’s Guide to Helping Kids with OCD

It’s hard enough for children with OCD to have to deal with school and their disorder without being misunderstood by their teachers. I think the above articles are a good stepping stone toward getting young OCD sufferers the support and understanding they deserve.



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4 Responses to Helping Teachers Understand OCD

  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    I’m posting these on Facebook pages for teachers and parents. 🙂

  2. Thank you for posting this. I already know who I’m going to share this with–a friend of mine who works with children in public school who have emotional/mental issues.

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