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OCDKidsWeb prepares your child for success!

INFORMATION-BASED ONLY

The content on this site is information-based only and is not meant to be a replacement for a child's medical health problems; however, it can be used as an adjunct for parents and caregivers to help their child better understand and manage obsessive-compulsive behaviours and related problems. For more information, please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

Please also see the author's accreditation details and endorsements lower down the page.


Introduction

Welcome to OCDKidsWeb, where educational and emotional development go hand in hand. A tailored focus on OCD awareness and the whole child means this programme offers parents and carers the information they need to help their child understand and manage his or her obsessions and compulsions.

CBT intervention plan

The information on OCDKIdsWeb includes reading material for children aged between seven and 12 years. Experienced, skilled teaching methods work together with therapeutic feedback to guide your child through his or her difficult journey living with OCD. 

Course Description

Throughout this site, the author (Carol Edward's) provides parents and carers with easy-to-follow lessons on OCD. This includes fun question boxes that relate to each lesson with an additional question section at the end to reinforce learning. 

The lessons include:

  1. Let's learn more about obsessions
  2. Let's learn more about compulsions
  3. Making your own choices
  4. OCD with Tourette's, ADHD and Depression

At the end of each lesson an invitation to send an e-mail to OCDKidsWeb about your child's problems is optional. If you accept the invitation, a bespoke therapeutic feedback report will be sent back to the adult only, and through e-mail, which includes a sensitively written note to your child from 'Caring Carol', plus relevant handouts and fact sheets. 

Online chat appointments are available to parents and caregivers at: http://www.ocdonline.net/live-chat.php 

Child's age

While the material has been written for parents and caregivers to read with children between the ages of approximately seven and 12 years, you know your child and therefore it is asked that you gauge his or her level of understanding to decide if this programme will be suitable for you to read with them. For older children please stay tuned for updates at www.ocdonline.net .

Overlapping problems

Please discuss any overlapping conditions that your child has been diagnosed with (or is showing signs of) so that adjustments to learning and feedback can be made, if necessary. As a guide, please click here: ocd-tourettes-adhd-depression.php 

Asperger's Guide

Included on this site is a page that references Asperger Syndrome with the purpose of highlighting the 'obsessional' similarities seen in OCD. This has been included because it is crucial that OCD behaviours are recognised independently from Asperger's as early as possible before OCD symptoms get the chance to become too entrenched. It might be worth noting that in some cases 'exposure plus response prevention' with the 'OCD' observed in autistic spectrum disorders doesn't respond in the same ways as standard OCD. If this is the case, then the emphasis is usually on emotion-management. This page also includes a link to identifying and separating behaviours seen in both Asperger's and ADHD: caregivers-guide---aspergers-vs-ocd.php 

Caution 

The stories on this site are based on true life accounts and could be triggering for some children. For this reason, it is advised that parents and caregivers read the material before deciding to work through the lessons with their child. 

Getting started

To get started, please go to the menu bar at the top of this page and click on 'Caring Carol says welcome'. Here, your child will be introduced to the author, who will be known to your child as 'Caring Carol'. From here, your child will be given directions about how to follow the lessons described above. It is strongly advised that you follow these instructions with your child, and only after reading the 'disclaimer' at the the bottom of this page.

 Your child's award certificate

At the end of each page your child will find a question section which focuses on the lesson's content. You and your child are advised to work on the questions together for your own use. However, and with parental guidance only, your child is invited to send his or her answers to 'Caring Carol' who will receive and send back his or her results via your (parent/carer) e-mail address only. Once the question section for lesson one has been completed, your child can then go on to the second lesson, and so on. After all the question sections have been successfully completed, Caring Carol will be delighted to send your child a WELL DONE award as an e-mail attachment to your (parent/carer) e-mail address only.

Results and comments for each question section, plus award is FREE.

Your child's therapy feedback reports

At the end of each lesson, parents and carers will be invited to write to 'Caring Carol' about their child's problems (optional). Feedback reports are sent back to the adult recipient and includes a sensitively written note to the child to help them better understand their thoughts and feelings and how to problem solve a difficult situation.

While there is no fee for this service, a kind donation would be most appreciated (optional). All donations go back into OCDKidsWeb. For more details please click on the link below:

Welcome appraisals to the author of OCDKidsWeb


Tiffani Lawton, Frederick Toates and Paul McKechnie


You have such great info... I really like how the whole site is targeted directly to kids - very kid friendly!! Nice job. - Tiffani Lawton, RN; Executive Editorial Director, Special-Ism.com  

You show obvious dedication to a daunting task and your website is presented in a very friendly way. Well done! - Professor Frederick Toates, author of 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' (and Dr Olga Coschug-Toates)

My book is testament to how important and support as provided by yourself  would have been to me in the 70s & 80s. I work with teenagers with emotional and behavioural challenges... your site is fantastic and much needed. - Paul McKechnie, author of 'One More Time: A Personal Battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Depression'

For more on these appraisals please click here: http://www.ocdkidsweb.com/appraisals.php

  "I think your sites are terrific! Your mission and goals are clear and the material you present is grounded in scientifically established therapies. Plus your sites are easy to navigate and visually attractive. Great job!"

Endorsement from David Susman PhD - Psychologist and Mental Health Advocate

http://davidsusman.com/


ACCREDITATION

Carol Edwards has a professional diploma with Stonebridge Colleges for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and focuses specifically on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on and off the autism spectrum. She has an Open College Diploma in OCD and is also accredited with the OCN for a Teacher Assistant Diploma. As a student of the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe for continuing professional development she gained a certificate (also awarded by the National Autistic Society) for a course entitled: 'Asperger syndrome: Insights and Interventions for Support'. She is CRB checked (enhanced), is a member of OCD-UK and volunteers as a point of contact in an online parents group in partnership with OCD Action. She recently trained via the Association for Psychological Therapies in a course entitled 'CBT for OCD', which includes the NICE guidelines for OCD and BDD; it also covers 'obsessionality' seen in autism spectrum disorders.  

She writes a column for special-ism www.special-ism.com    

She is registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) http://the-cma.org.uk/Practitioner/Profile/

 

ETHICS, CODES, AND LEGAL ISSUES

This structured programme is for anyone to use; however, due to certain restrictions in some countries for providing therapy access across state boundaries (e.g. HIPPA compliance) means feedback is done through e-mail and online chat only. Also due to DPA 1998, Carol Edwards does not use Skype or call phones for TeleTherapy treatment in the UK. Only e-mail and/or online chat is available in which case all reasonable measures will be taken to ensure that transcripts and e-mail information is kept safe and secure.


Disclaimer: The information offered on this site is based on Carol Edward's training in cognitive behavioural therapy with further accredited study in obsessive compulsive disorders and continuing professional development in autism and Asperger's training, and over 15 years' experience living and caring for young persons on the OCD/autism spectrum. She also has lived experience of OCD and related problems. While she is qualified to provide complementary CBT therapy, it is strongly recommended that before a parent or carer acts on any of the opinions or suggestions published on this website that they consult with their medical practitioner for themselves or their child/dependent first, since Carol Edward's cannot accept responsibility for any adverse reactions or misuse of this information and states that at the time of writing is correct to the best of her ability (recently updated). Information passed to Carol Edward's about the child/dependent must be sent via e-mail by an adult in care of the child/dependent only. All material sent back to the recipient is information-based only and not meant to be used as a replacement for medical intervention. However, it may be used as an adjunct for parents and caregivers to help their child/dependent better understand and manage obsessive-compulsive behaviours and related problems. All information sent back will be delivered to the adult recipient only. All information disclosed will remain confidential and will not be shared or passed to any other person/party.


COPYRIGHT

Copyright of all written information on this site remains with the author, Carol Edwards ( © 2013 - Updated 2015). Anyone using this material other than for their own use should include Carol Edward's website address (ocdkidsweb.com) in recognition of its source.

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