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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

Learn more about obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Disorder characterized by obsessions (such as a fear of germs) and compulsions (such as hand-washing).

Additional information

OCD is marked by obsessions or compulsions that are time-consuming, cause distress to the person experiencing them, or interfere with the person’s normal daily life. People with OCD may realize that their obsessions or compulsions are unreasonable, but they cannot refrain from them. Symptom severity may fluctuate over time. Treatments include medication and psychotherapy.

Common obsessions and compulsions include:

  • fear of germs or dirt
  • fear of having harmed someone
  • fear of losing control
  • washing
  • checking, touching, counting, or arranging things

In school. Children with OCD will probably be more successful in a structured, calm classroom with clear expectations. Those who compulsively recheck answers may need extended time on tests. Those with a fear of germs may not want to be touched.

Examples and resources

Further background information can be found at this website.

Information for teachers of students with OCD can be found at this site