Parental Involvement and Student Achievement for Students with Mental and Behavioral Health Challenges

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Kathryn Mcclish Anjanette Wells


By Kathryn Mcclish, social work

Advisor: Anjanette Wells

Presentation ID: AM_A28

Abstract: This proposal explores the success of a student who faces challenges in the classroom and at home due to a mental health diagnosis. Due to the diagnosis, they suffer from behavioral issues that can effect their overall success in academics and behavior in school. Through research, it shows that parents who assist with skill building at home, proper nutrition, proper sleep, and use of medication for their child, are all factors that contribute to a direct correlation of success with their children in school. These can be measured quarterly over a period of time. However, not all students experience the same success at the same time. Individual diagnosis and consistent parental involvement all play a role into the students individual success.

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