Common Psychiatric Disorders of School Aged Children

EDZU 9052 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Carol Bottstein

Start Date: 11/01/2023
End Date: 12/05/2023

Course Syllabus

OCD, ODD, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar, Depression: These are common psychiatric disorders in school age children. There are children of every age, in every school, with one or more of these disorders. This course will provide all education professionals with the information needed to promote a successful academic and social environment for the student with a mental illness. Learn the warning signs, diagnostic criteria, treatment options, classroom interventions, social and academic pressures, as well as how to assist and support the family of a child with a psychiatric disorder.


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In-Service: $275.00
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New York CTLE: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • Common psychiatric disorders affecting school age children
  • Definitions of each disorder
  • Diagnostic criteria for each disorder


  • The etiology of each of the psychiatric disorders
  • Academic and social pressures facing students with one or more of the disorders
  • Effective treatment methods for each disorder

and Be Able To

  • Identify warning signs of mental illness in children
  • Apply strategies and classroom interventions that promote academic and social success for students with psychiatirc disorders
  • Assist and support parents of children with mental illness

and much, much more!

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