Anxiety and Wellbeing in EYFS
This valuable online workshop is highly recommended for special educational needs teachers and co-ordinators who wish to gain a rounded understanding of Anxiety and Wellbeing in EYFS and develop robust educational strategies to support the needs of Deaf learners who may be affected.
About this course
A valuable online workshop designed to help teachers and SENDCos recognise and respond to the challenges faced by children affected by Anxiety and Wellbeing conditions in EYFS settings.
Mental health challenges can present themselves in a variety of ways in EYFS, and research shows that many have a higher prevalence in Deaf children. SEND learners may be battling a range of complex conditions, including anxiety.
What does this ‘Anxiety and Wellbeing conditions in EYFS’ course cover?
This engaging on-demand workshop is designed to help teaching professionals deepen their understanding of Anxiety and Wellbeing conditions in EYFS and explores some of the most common conditions including:
- Social Anxiety
- Panic and Panic Attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Specific Phobias
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
Completing this course will help you to:
After completing this engaging workshop, you’ll be equipped with:
- A clearer understanding of the fundamental differences between anxiety and wellbeing.
- A deeper appreciation of how anxiety conditions affect young people.
- Guidance on how to treat these conditions in an EYFS setting.
- Interventions to ensure children with anxiety conditions and complex needs are supported.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teaching professionals including SEN teachers, SENDCos and school leaders.
Who will you learn with?
Andrew Whitehouse MSpEd, CPSE, (PGCert) BAHons QTS, People First Education.
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