20. School Supports for Students with PANDAS, PANS and Related Disorders: Collaborative Planning

Speaker: Patricia Rice Doran, Ed.D.

Session Description: 
In this session, participants will identify characteristics of PANDAS, PANS, and related disorders that may manifest in school settings, considering symptoms and challenges presented across academic, developmental, and behavioral domains. Participants will describe the roles of various school-based personnel in the planning and support process, addressing productive strategies for communication among professionals and between professionals and families. Throughout the session, participants will apply knowledge gained by completing case-based problem-solving activities in which they consider, recommend and justify accommodations, modifications and supports for case-study students with PANDAS or PANS.

Credits: Act 48, Psych
Audience: Special Education Teachers, Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, Speech therapists, General Education Teachers, Supervisors/Administrators, Assistive Technology Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, School Counselors and/or School Psychologists, Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Paraprofessionals

headshot of Patricia Rice DoranSpeaker Bio:
Patricia Rice Doran is a Professor of Special Education at Towson University, where she focuses her research on language diversity and neurodiversity as well as supports for students with neurological disorders. She has written and presented widely on PANDAS and PANS; is the editor of PANDAS and PANS in the School Setting and coauthor of A Parent's Guide to PANDAS, PANS and Related Neuroimmune Disorders.