Psychiatric Disorders: Current Topics and Interventions for Educators
The educator’s go-to reference for important psychiatric health topics!
Increasingly, educators are called upon to address children’s medical as well as mental health needs within the school setting. Based on a critical review of current research, this concise, highly practical volume outlines the most relevant psychiatric health issues for educators today.
Written for school psychologists, counselors, administrators, and teachers, this easy-to-understand resource covers:
- Neuropsychiatric conditions that commonly affect children, including Tourette syndrome, bipolar/mood disorders, and anxiety disorders
- Psychopharmacology, including the use of atypical antipsychotics with autism, the treatment of tardive dyskinesia in children, the medical management of ADHD, polypharmacy prescription practices, and side effects of common health medications
- Dietary control and supplement use that includes dietary treatments for autism, identification and treatment of eating disorders, and use of steroids in adolescence
Featuring case studies, strategies for educators, discussion questions, glossaries, and handouts, Psychiatric Disorders presents valuable information to practitioners involved in providing differentiated instruction and educational accommodations, offering special education services, collaborating with families, working with the community, or influencing policy.
"The well-organized chapters include research reviews, educational strategies, handouts, and discussion questions and are valuable resources for school psychologists, teachers, administrators, nurses, and others."
—Patti L. Harrison, Past President, National Association of School Psychologists, Professor of School Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa