Two psychologists from the UC Davis MIND Institute will discuss how children and parents can manage the stress and anxiety of going back to school this fall.
A new school year is always an exciting and stressful time for children and parents alike. This year, coronavirus added stress — whether children are headed to real classrooms with new safety precautions or to online classrooms with their own stress points.
- Breanna Winder-Patel is a clinical psychologist at the UC Davis MIND Institute and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She has a cognitive-behavioral therapy anxiety clinic and carries out research on anxiety in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability.
- Marjorie Solomon is professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis. She is on the faculty of the MIND Institute and of the postdoctoral Autism Research Training Program. Solomon is a licensed psychologist whose primary clinical work is focused on high-functioning children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.