Students with Schizophrenia and Supporting them in the Classroom and at Home

Navigation Links:

Introduction

Mental health disorders are very common in children today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "Schizophrenia is one of the top 15 leading causes of disability worldwide" (National Institute of Mental Health). Schizophrenia is often misdiagnosed because people are unaware of the symptoms and the prevalence in children. It is important to understand what Schizophrenia is, the different types, and instructional approaches/resources to working with students with disabilities in the classroom and at home.

Performance Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define what Schizophrenia is.
  • Identify the five types of Schizophrenia.
  • Give examples of best practices and strategies for teaching and working with students with Schizophrenia.
  • Give examples of best resources and supports for parents living with a child with Schizophrenia.
Quote2020!.jpeg


Course Units

In Unit 1, learners will define Schizophrenia, identify the five types of Schizophrenia, and examine the prevalence of Schizophrenia in a school setting.

Unit 1: What is the definition of Schizophrenia?

• Learners will define Schizophrenia.

• Learners will identify the five types of Schizophrenia.

• Learners will examine the prevalence of Schizophrenia in a school setting


In Unit 2, learners will examine different instructional strategies and supports that are used in schools to help students with Schizophrenia. Learners then will decide and implement how to address a specific situation with a student with Schizophrenia.

Unit 2: What are different instructional strategies and supports for students with Schizophrenia?

• Learners will identify a list of strategies/guiding principles specific to Schizophrenia.

•Learners will decide and implement how to address a specific situation with a student with Schizophrenia.


In Unit 3, learners will examine different strategies and supports that are used at home to help children with Schizophrenia. Learners then will decide and implement how to address a specific situation at home with a child who has Schizophrenia.

Unit 3: What are different strategies and supports at home for parents with a child with Schizophrenia?

• Learners will identify a list of strategies/supports specific to dealing with Schizophrenia at home.

•Learners will decide how to address a specific situation at home that involves a child with Schizophrenia.

Additional Resources

Readings:

Supporting Students experiencing early psychosis in middle school/ high school students

Understanding Schizophrenia


Websites:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

https://www.psycom.net/schizophrenia-symptoms-diagnosis

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/schizophrenia/what-is-schizophrenia

https://psychcentral.com/lib/author/michael-bengston/