Education for School Personnel Study
Protocol: STUDY00003228
Full Title
The effectiveness of an online continuing education seminar regarding Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) for school personnel
Description
This study enrolls people who work in selected schools. The purpose of the study is to learn about whether an online seminar will help school personnel assist children who have PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections).

Most children with PANS/PANDAS have worsening school functioning with extreme anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and sensory and motor deterioration, often missing school. Many school personnel are untrained regarding PANS/PANDAS and have difficulty helping them in the school during exacerbations.

School personnel will attend an online seminar. Participants will take a survey before and after the seminar to help us learn about how effective it was. This study is done online.

Technical Description

(CSR #190380051146) We want to evaluate the effectiveness of an online seminar that will help school personnel to identify the signs/symptoms, school-related problems, and potential classroom accommodations and interventions during exacerbations. Most children with PANS/PANDAS have a deterioration in school functioning with extreme anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and sensory and motor deterioration, often missing school. Many school personnel are untrained regarding PANS/PANDAS and have difficulty helping them in the school during exacerbations. We plan to address this in our evidence-based seminar. We will measure effectiveness of the seminar with pretest/posttest/2-month follow up surveys of confidence and knowledge, along with feedback on the strengths and limitations of the seminar.
Compensation: No
Eligibility
Adults ages 18+.
School professional or paraprofessional.
Read and write in English
Work at a school that is participating in the study.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: JANICE TONA
Contact(s)
JANICE TONA
tona@buffalo.edu
+1 716-829-6741
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