Anxiety Disorders in School-Aged Children and What I Can Do About It? 

What can I do about students that experience anxiety and why is it important for me to know?  This course will allow you to explore what the nature of anxiety is as well as take a closer look at Anxiety Disorders with school-age children.  We will also look at what happens to us when we experience anxiety as well as what happens to the brain to explain some of the behaviors.  Additionally, we look at the interrelationship of anxiety, stress and worry and the role of imagination.  Lastly, we will look at interventions both outside and inside the classroom.Participants will research the essential features of eight (8) childhood anxiety disorders and more common anxiety related to learning; Describe the implication and effects of anxiety on classroom performance and school attendance; Develop at least one evidence-based strategy that can be brought into the classroom to help teach students to begin to calm and self-regulate.This course will be helpful for all educators K-12, ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, ESL, Special Education, Art and Music, Physical Education, School Psychologist, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, Speech/Language teachers and therapist, OT & PTs.  Common Core Learning Standards are addressed.

Course # ED 5990 G28
Instructor Nancy Nybergh
Fall 2017 Dates November 1 – November 30
Spring 2018 Dates April 1 – April 30
Summer 2018 Dates July 1 – July 31
Course Type In-Service Credit | Graduate Credit
Location Online
Credit Hours/Clock Hours

3 Credits / 45 Hours