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Childhood Anxiety: What It Is and How to Address It

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd

Childhood Anxiety: What It Is and How to Address It

Many professionals agree there is a current assault on children and the health of their developing brains. Excessive use of technology, increased academic expectations, and faster-paced lives are just a few of the theories that anxiety disorders are now the most common and chronic emotional condition diagnosed in the United States. This 1.5-hour webinar provides participants with a critically needed understanding of the rise of this condition, how to discern typical childhood anxiety from disorders of anxiety, and provides tools to use immediately with children and share with teachers and parents.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify differences between typical childhood emotions and anxiety that interrupts childhood development.
  2. Analyze 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. Examine theories on the rise of childhood anxiety disorders.
  4. Explain stress and anxiety from a neurological perspective (hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, etc.)  in easy-to-understand terms.
  5. Identify brain-based strategies such as mindfulness, growth mindset, and positive psychology to assist children in regulating their emotional states.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: intermediate- to advanced-level OTs, SLPs, teachers, and others
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
  • Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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  • Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
  • CE Broker course code: 20-599817

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.15 AOTA CEU/1.5 contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 1, Domain of OT: Performance Skills; Category 2, OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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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