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Clinical Disorders and Other Psychological Issues

General Information

A-Z Disorder Guide (NYU Child Study Center)
This user-friendly guide provides an overview of many clinical disorders that impact children.

Children's Mental Health Disorder Fact Sheet for the Classroom (CAST)
This chart is designed for educators to be able to quickly reference a mental health disorder and find information about the disorder, its symptoms, instructional implications, and ways to accommodate the child.

Classroom Management Fact Sheets by Disorder (MACMH)
A list of fact sheets providing general information, educational implications, and strategies and accommodations for educators teaching children with mental disorders.

School Based Intervention: Symptoms and Strategies (Schoolpsychiatry.org)
A very useful website that guides educators on how to select and apply interventions in the classroom that address specific symptoms of mental health disorders.

Attentional and Conduct Disorders
The section on Classroom Management may be helpful for educators working with students with ADHD and behavior disorders.

ADHD Basics (LD Online)
Provides an overview of the symptoms, diagnoses, causes, and treatment of ADHD

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
An organization focused on providing information, resources and support for families, clinicians and educators who are impacted by bipolar and related disorders. The search engine allows visitors to drill down to specific information by subject, audience, category or resource type.

Oppositional and Defiant Children: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

School-Home Daily Report Card Resource Packet (Center for Children and Families)
This ten-page worksheet is designed to help clinicians and educators set up a school-home daily report card for students with ADHD.

Targeting Home-School Collaboration for Students with ADHD (LD Online)
Information on how to successfully collaborate with the school in supporting your child's IEP goals in the classroom and at home.

Depression and Suicide

Bipolar Disorder Learning Center (Healthline Network)

Depression in Children and Adolescents:  Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (bpkids.org)

Self-Injurious Behaviors: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Suicide in Adolescents and Children: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide

Grief and Trauma

Grief and Bereavement: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Trauma: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Other Disorders

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents:  Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Asperger's Syndrome: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Eating Disorders: Information for Educators (MSMHA)

Tourette's Syndrome (NAMI)