10 Accommodations For Anxious Children In School (Part 1)
For the anxious child school can be a very difficult whether in grade school or college. If your child is experiencing an inordinate amount of anxiety which is beginning to interfere with school or home you may want to first contact your pediatrician to rule-out any underlying medical conditions.
Next write a dated letter to your school’s Special Services Department requesting an evaluation. At that time you may also request a handbook from the school which explains your child’s rights and your rights as a parent. If your child is found to be eligible for special services and is entitled to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) here are some tips that you can share with your School Psychologist.
Most School Psychologists will know of these accommodations and probably more so work with your School Psychologist from an educated point of view by having a few accommodations of your own that you would like to see in your child’s IEP. Please be sure to read the final words at the bottom of the blog.
This is part one of two articles I will post regarding accommodations for the anxious child in school. I will post the second part next week. I hope the following accommodations are useful to you and your children.