Another school-related post as a new academic year approaches……..
I’ve previously written about how important and necessary I believe it is for educators to have, at the very least, a basic knowledge of OCD and other brain disorders. The Child Mind Institute is an excellent resource about OCD for teachers (and parents as well). Now that most children are heading back to school, some anticipated as well as unanticipated issues or concerns might arise. If this is the case in your family, I highly recommend checking out these links, and even sharing them with the appropriate school personnel:
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 good stepping stones toward getting young people with OCD the support and understanding they deserve. I also hope to speak at schools this fall to help spread the word about what OCD looks like in the classroom. The more we can educate others about OCD, the better off we will all be!