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Understanding and Treating Childhood Anxiety

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd


Understanding and Treating Childhood Anxiety

Many professionals agree there is a current assault on the health of children’s developing brains. Anxiety disorders are now the most common chronic emotional conditions diagnosed in the United States. A few of the theories proposed to explain this include excessive use of technology, increased academic expectations, and faster-paced lives. This 90-minute webinar provides participants with a critically needed understanding of the rise of these conditions, how to discern typical childhood anxiety from disorders of anxiety, and provides tools intervention strategies to implement immediately with children and share with teachers and caregivers.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List differences between typical childhood emotions and anxiety that interrupts childhood development.
  2. Identify current research on the growing number of young children and teens receiving a diagnosis of anxiety disorder, as well as those slipping through the cracks.
  3. Identify stress and anxiety from a neurological perspective (hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, etc.) in easy-to-understand terms.
  4. State brain-based interventions such as mindfulness, growth mindset, and positive psychology to assist children in regulating their emotional states.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, SLPs, teachers, and other pediatric professionals
  • Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-1175522

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program

Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development #8215. PD activity approval ID# 09137. This distance learning, independent activity is offered at 0.15 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Sensational Brain speaker Lori Benson Adams, MEd, head shot

Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at To view Lori’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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