Educators are sometimes the first people to notice a change in behavior or negative patterns in children and adolescents. Parents/guardians that see their children everyday may overlook or minimize some kind of negative change in behavior/emotion/cognitions due to the hustle and bustle of daily life. Educators play an important role in our children’s lives. Some students even choose to go to their teachers with their issues before their parents such as bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, even suicidal thoughts at times.
Learning disorders can present with symptoms similar to depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD. Educators can increase learning and develop other success in and out of the classroom if schools learn to recognize the problems.