Student Mental Health: The Silent Pandemic in Schools

All across the United States students are suffering from mental health issues amounting to a silent pandemic, and in many cases it is going unaddressed.

Mental Health Impacts Students of Every Age

The American College Health Association (ACHA) conducted surveys in 2018 and 2019. They found that 60 percent of respondents felt overwhelming anxiety and 40 percent of them had experienced severe depression. They reported that the depression impacted their ability to function in daily life.  Continue Reading →

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What if Virtual Conferences Engaged Attendees More Than In-Person Events?

Many virtual events are just webinars, but some are meant to be similar to interactive conferences and have opportunities for engagement built right in. ISCRD Virtual Summit is a conference that has numerous opportunities for engagement, starting 30 days before the conference and lasting for 30 days after.

There are a multitude of interaction tools, that when paired with **INSERT LINK HERE** powerful networking tools can easily make it so you come out of the conference with valuable connections and insight.

How Can Attendees Engage With Each Other?

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A Virtual Conference to Help Shape the Future of Education

No other conference is focused on how to help you adapt classroom and district needs (virtually or in-person) to the new realities of education like ISCRD Virtual Summit 2020.

We brought together leaders across education and healthcare (speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and psychology) to light the way on how to adapt to the new landscape confronting education and healthcare professionals alike.

There is now an unprecedented need for quick adjustment in the school system to make sure that general education students and special education students alike continue to progress with their education. Continue Reading →

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Impact of Early Childhood Intervention and Autism Certification

Content Contributed by: Martha Aki, Project TYKE – Katy ISD

My time spent working in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) has shown me just how important providing these services to families are. With the IBCCES Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS) program, my staff has been able to transform how we work with children with special needs and increase the impact we have.

Making a Difference in Katy, Texas

In the Katy Independent School District, located in Texas, there are approximately 83,000 students total. Of these students, 10,000 are special education students, making up a large population of our student body. Continue Reading →

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Top 10 Signs of Student Anxiety In The Classroom

Feeling anxious is a fairly normal reaction when experiencing exciting, stressful or new situations. However, students who experience anxiety at school could potentially have a more serious anxiety disorder that requires treatment.

Anxiety becomes an issue when it begins holding the student back from opportunities, such as participating in extracurricular activities or social engagements. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that approximately 25% of teens between 13 and 18 years old have an anxiety disorder and slightly less than 6% have a severe anxiety disorder.

This means one out of every four teenagers is struggling with anxiety that is negatively impacting their daily life. Continue Reading →

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Impact of Anxiety and Depression on Student Academic Progress

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common obstacles teens and young adults face and it’s beginning to take a serious toll in the classroom.

Every year more cases of anxiety and depression are reported in children and teens. 1 in every 8 children has anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). While there are treatments for anxiety and depression, 80% of children with an anxiety disorder and 60% of children with depression are not receiving treatment. Continue Reading →

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From Nonverbal Autism to Doctoral Graduate and Speaking for a Living

By Award Winning Speaker Kerry Magro, who is on the autism spectrum

As a kid I never thought that one day I might be an educator. This was mainly due to limitations including being nonverbal till almost 3 and having challenges with communication for several years following that.

Long Term Goals Can Be Hard Throughout Therapy

It was often hard to focus on long-term goals for myself as physical, occupational, speech, music and theater therapy became part of my routine to reach Continue Reading →

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Student Anxiety and What Teachers Can do to Help

By: Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel, Full Professor of Psychology-Curry College, President of NEALAC Clinic

Student anxiety disorders are at an all-time high, making it increasingly important for teachers and other staff to know how to recognize and respond to students with anxiety.

Anxiety Statistics from the CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety. Continue Reading →

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