Accomodating students with mood disorders

03 Mar

The JBRF Educational Page is intended to help parents, teachers and the educational team ease the strain for the child struggling with these issues and to ensure a comfort level that allows these students to learn, benefit, and excel in the academic environment.Top Section 504 Option Versus Eligibility and Classification under the IDEA Once your child has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and perhaps a co-morbid condition such as ADHD or OCD and/or learning disabilities of any kind, your child can become eligible for accommodations in the academic environment.All of these co-morbid conditions, medication issues, known and unknown learning disabilities and organizational deficits complicate a student’s acquisition of knowledge and adjustment to academic demands.

Mental illness is a broad term defined by the Mayo Clinic as any disorder that affects one’s mood, thinking, or behavior.BAD is a mood disorder with revolving periods of mania and depression.Symptom: Children with bipolar disorder often have a reversal in their sleep/wake cycle and it is extremely difficult for them to get to sleep at night and to wake up early in the morning.College students with psychiatric disabilities face unique educational challenges.Dedicated mental health counselors and disability coordinators are available on most campuses, and students can typically seek medical attention.