Educational Resources

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This resource guide for educators was compiled by the Child and Adolescent Action Committee of NAMI Fort Wayne. Its purpose is to help you, the educator, become more knowledgeable about what to expect of a student with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or a Neurobiological Brain Disorder so that you are able to create a school environment conducive to the child’s academic success.

Children with serious emotional, behavioral or mental disorders have a crucial need for supportive parents and educators who understand how his or her illness affects learning and peer relationships. It is vitally important that appropriate accommodations are made and that stress is reduced.

The following documents include information to help you understand how symptoms of the child’s brain disorder may impact school functioning and learning and what specific accommodations may be needed to allow the child to learn in the least restrictive environment where the child can experience success. It will help you gauge the student’s capacity for learning during various phases of the illness, treatment, and recovery.

You are encouraged to share this information with parents so they can become more knowledgeable about their child’s brain disorder and how to support their child’s education both in the classroom and at home.

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SchoolBehavior.com is a fantastic website created by Leslie Packer, PhD, which provides educators with an incredible wealth of practical knowledge and tools they can use to learn about neurological behavioral disorders -- the 'hidden" disabilities that can impair a student's academic, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning and occasionally crate chaos in a classroom.

Enhancing School Staff Understanding of Mental Health & Psychosocial Concerns is a guide, produced by The Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, which was created to assist schools in developing staff education in-service programs addressing barriers to learning caused by mental health and psycho-social concerns.

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