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Anxiety Related Behaviors

Skill-Building Approaches to Anxiety-Fueled Work Avoidance

Jessica Minahan | Posted 05.10.2015 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Shifting grading and other reward systems to reinforce skill practice and strategy use, not just work output, fosters the development of these building block skills. Empowering this ever-growing group of students can allow teachers to meet the needs of students.

Noncompliance: A Symptom of Difficulty With Transitioning

Jessica Minahan | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Transitions are among the most difficult times of the day for some students with anxiety. Transitions require flexibility and executive functioning skills. In school, students must transition frequently with little support; however, transition difficulties are at the root of many non-compliance incidents.

Anxiety: The Hidden Disability That Affects One in Eight Children

Jessica Minahan | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports one in eight children suffer from anxiety disorders. Without intervention, they're at risk for poor performance, diminished learning and social/behavior problems in school.