As the number of students with anxiety increases in schools and classrooms, this book serves as the go-to guide for teachers and educators who strive to provide a welcoming environment conducive to students’ learning. Working with Students Who Have Anxiety provides an accessible understanding of anxiety in its various forms, how anxiety impacts academic and social skills, and what teachers can do to create a positive climate. An exciting new resource for teachers, special educators, art specialists, and school counselors, this book covers the causes, signs, and symptoms of anxiety; includes academic, behavioral, and art-based interventions; and explores ethical and legal issues relating to students with anxiety. Filled with real-life examples, practical teaching tips, and creative advice for building connections with students, this book not only provides readers with the latest information about anxiety but also focuses on strategies to give educators the real tools they need to reduce the negative impact of anxiety in academic settings.

part I|98 pages

The Scope of Anxiety in Today’s Schools

chapter 1|16 pages

Understanding Anxiety

chapter 2|21 pages

Types of Anxiety

chapter 3|13 pages

Causes of Anxiety Disorders

chapter 4|14 pages

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

chapter 5|19 pages

Impact of Anxiety on Social Skills

chapter 6|13 pages

Impact of Anxiety on Academic Skills

part II|82 pages

An Overview of Effective Behavioral Interventions

chapter 7|15 pages

Behavioral Management

Beginning with Functional Assessments

chapter 8|15 pages

Preventive Interventions

chapter 9|16 pages

Effective Behavioral Strategies

chapter 10|21 pages

Classroom Accommodations

part III|26 pages

Ethical and Legal Issues

part IV|7 pages

Resources for Educators