OCD is a mental health condition that causes repeated unwanted thoughts, called obsessions. This can trigger compulsions—the urge to do things over and over to deal with the troubling thoughts. You don’t need to have both to have OCD.
Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for.
Testing a child should be much more than a score. It should also include an assessment of the child’s functioning so he or she may learn to overcome their individual challenges. An IEP should be sculpted to meet a child’s need and should track the progress of the child’s educational growth.