Learn strategies for identifying, evaluating, and addressing needs of students with anxiety

This year's edition of Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom: An Action Guide to Identification, Evaluation, and Intervention details how to uncover and address anxiety in the school setting
By: | December 22, 2021

LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has released Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom: An Action Guide to Identification, Evaluation, and Intervention. This 2021 edition draws from the experience of four long-time school psychologists to share how to recognize, evaluate, and address student anxiety in a school setting through a multi-tiered system of supports, Section 504 plan, and IEP. This book applies to students with and without other disabilities, such as autism and ADHD. School district administrators, coordinators of psychological services, school psychologists, and other school-based mental health providers can benefit from reviewing the guidance and using the nine sample forms and tools provided.

Through this guide, readers can gain a deep understanding of student anxiety plus get expert guidance on how to provide students with needed supports. Along with explanations of situational triggers, thoughts, behaviors, and feelings related to anxiety, readers can learn the latest evidence-based interventions to implement in-school and virtual instruction — equipping them to identify, evaluate, and appropriately address students’ anxiety. This edition offers a review of social anxiety, school phobia, selective mutism, and other common types of anxiety while delivering insights into how today’s issues surrounding social media, virtual learning, and societal tensions affect students. Resources include a fidelity checklist, a checklist of classroom accommodations for anxiety, and other forms and tools to identify, evaluate, and intervene with student anxiety in school.

The 2021 book also directs readers on:

  • How to determine if virtual learning should be considered for a child with anxiety.
  • How to tell the difference between intervention strategies.
  • How to determine if counseling is being provided with fidelity.
  • How to protect students’ privacy during the screening process.
  • How to make classroom modifications that might ease distress of students with anxiety issues, such as adjusted seating arrangements, extended time for tests and papers, laptops for writing, private testing rooms, not requiring reading aloud, extended breaks, and advance notice of changes.
  • How to recognize and react appropriately to students with anxiety brought on by trauma so as not to invalidate or exacerbate their issues.
  • How to address anxiety in students of color and LGBTQ+ students.

Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom: An Action Guide to Identification, Evaluation, and Intervention is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.


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