Reference Shelf



Dornbush MP, Pruitt SK: Teaching the tiger: A handbook for individuals involved in the education of students with attention deficit disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Hope Press, 1995. Note that the material on IDEA is outdated, but the concrete teacher tips and tools are very helpful.

Pinto, A: Worried no more: Help and hope for anxious children. Lighthouse Press, 2002. About anxious children, but also includes obsessions and compulsions.


The Touching Tree
Award-winning portrayal of a student with OCD for staff awareness and sensitivity. Can also be used for peer education.

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Students: a Video Guide for Educators
18 Minutes, produced by OCD Manitoba, Inc., 2004.

In the Shoes of Christopher
A student bullies a peer with OCD until a teacher has him walk a mile in the peer's shoes.


Niner, H: Mr. Worry: A story sbout OCD. Albert Whitman & Company , 2004.

Hesser T:  Kissing doorknobs. Laurel-Leaf Books, 1999.

Pinto, A: Up and down the worry hill: A children's book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its treatment. Lighthouse Press , 2000.

Foster CH, Chase EA: Polly's magic games: a child's view of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Dilligaf, 1994.

Moritz K, Jablonsky J: Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: Why Do We Do Things We Can't Stop? NJ: Childswork/Childsplay, 2001.








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