Published On: Fri, Mar 11th, 2016

Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard speaks to New Hope-Solebury parents/guardians about student anxiety March 16

dr. hIt’s no secret that in today’s time-pressured world, it’s not only adults who are often feeling stressed out by work and family pressures, but also children who are experiencing anxiety during their busy days.

With this trend in mind, psychologist Katherine Dahlsgaard will present a talk about student anxiety and related issues on March 16 at 7 p.m. for parents/guardians in the Stephen J. Buck Auditorium on West Bridge Street.

“Across the country, schools are seeing an ever-growing number of students who are having some challenges with feeling anxious in their typical day,” according to David S. Lieberman, Director of Pupil Services/Special Education for the New Hope-Solebury School District. “We are similarly seeing an increasing number of students of all ages who are struggling to stay on track due to these feelings.

“The goal, quite simply, is to equip all members of our school community to have more tools in their tool box for helping our students be happy, healthy, and successful,” added Lieberman in a news release.

New Hope Solebury School District invited Dahlsgaard to work with their faculty on March 4. She will return to address students in grades 3-12 during the school day on March 16. That evening, Dahlsgaard will present for all parents/guardians.

“On behalf of the faculty and administration, we strongly urge you to make a point to attend the evening program on March 16,” continued the release. “We promise that it will be an enlightening and engaging evening that will add to your toolbox.”

Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., ABPP, is lead psychologist at the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC) and director of the Picky Eaters Clinic, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly Social Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Panic Disorder, and generalized fears. Dr. Dahlsgaard also frequently treats children with disorders that commonly present with anxiety, such as sleep problems, food selectivity (“picky eating”), and sensory sensitivities.

Parents/guardians with questions can email David Lieberman, or call (215) 862-8191.

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