Anxiety Disorders

Descriptions of the major anxiety disorders with sections on Panic Disorder in children and teens, Separation Anxiety Disorder, and school refusal.

Asperger’s Disorder & Nonverbal Learning Disability

Overview of Asperger’s Disorder and NLD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Difficulties with inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity impair a significant number of students.

Executive Dysfunction

Difficulties with organization, time management, and planning are an often-overlooked contributor to academic and behavioral difficulties.

Mood Disorders

Articles and tips on dealing with depression and Bipolar Disorder.

Obsessions and Compulsions

Intrusive unwanted thoughts and/or bizarre rituals may plague some students.


A brief description of a condition that may affect students with tic disorders or obsessions and compulsions.

“Rage Attacks”

Some students have explosive outbursts or “storms”.

Sensory Dysregulation

Sensory integration is an unconscious maturational process, but if it’s delayed or disordered, there can be behavioral, social, and emotional consequences.

Sleep Problems

Many neurological conditions have a sleep disorder component that can also significantly impair academic and behavioral functioning.

Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome

Involuntary movements and sounds are a common childhood-onset condition. While the condition will be short-lived for many children, others will struggle in school from their symptoms or may go on to develop chronic problems.