School Impact of Common Mental Health Disorders

ASHA CEUs: This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate level.
AOTA CEU’s: This course is offered for 0.1 AOTA CEU’s (Intermediate Level, OT Professional Issues)
NASP CPD’s: This course is offered for 1 hour of NASP approved CPD’s

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 to 20 percent of children experience a mental health disorder in a given year. As school-based providers, we interact and support these students on This webinar explored five common mental health disorders (ADHD, Anxiety, ODD/CD, DMDD, Depression) and their impact on students’ academic and social and emotional functioning. This is an introductory course aimed to give all school based service providers a base level understanding of how common mental health disorders present themselves in the school setting. 

Instructor Information

Brittany J. Zehr, Ed.S., NCSP - is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Regional Clinical Manager for The Stepping Stones Group. She has worked for over 15 years with children and adults with emotional and behavioral disorders in a variety of settings. In the school setting, she has worked at both the elementary and secondary level in traditional and alternative schools and programs. Brittany is also the current Immediate Past President of the Delaware Association of School Psychologists and a member of SSG’s professional development team.

Financial Disclosure: Brittany is an employee of the Stepping Stones Group and receives a salary for her position.
Nonfinancial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Learner Objectives

As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Examine five common mental health disorders that impact school age children.
  • Analyze how overt and covert symptoms of these mental health disorders impact students' school functioning.
  • Identify potential intervention strategies to help support students with these mental health disorders.


  • 15 min – Intro
  • 10 min – ADHD
  • 10 min – Anxiety
  • 10 min – Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder
  • 10 min – Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • 10 min – Depression