PANDAS: Not Black & White

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Presenter: Sarah Jane Alleman
  • Target Audience: School psychologists, general education teachers, special education teachers
  • Description: Have you ever heard of PANDAS? The hallmark trait for PANDAS is sudden acute and debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood liability accompanied by Obsessive Compulsive-like issues and/or Tics in association with a streptococcal-A (GABHS) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms. This session will provide an overview of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus and PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders). PANDAS signs/symptoms, how it might manifest at school, and the impacts it could have on learning/behavior will be addressed. Strategies and interventions to help the students diagnosed with PANDAS will be provided.

Location: Indiana Wesleyan Education & Conference Center, Lexington