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Anxiety Disorders and Special Education

Does your child meet the eligibility criteria for special education due to Anxiety? Anxiety affects as many as 6 million children. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder and Selective Mutism are just few anxiety disorders that children struggle with every day. If your child suffers from Anxiety, he/she may qualify for special education and related services if their anxiety is impacting their education. Some common symptoms of anxiety in children are:

· Shaking or trembling

· Pounding heartbeat or sweating

· Stomach ache, diarrhea or vomiting

· Rush of adrenaline

· Extreme agitation

· Avoidance of situations including school

· Crying

· Anger or shame

· Hives, rashes or skin problems.

· Fatigue, problems falling asleep or difficulty getting back to sleep

Children with disabilities must be provided appropriate supports and services for them to benefit from their instructional program. Although there are 13 categories that students may potentially qualify for special education, Anxiety Disorders commonly fall under the criteria of Emotional Disturbance ("ED"). Many children with Anxiety Disorders and symptoms are struggling in school without the appropriate supports and services.

If you feel that your child may need of special education supports and services due to Anxiety, Contact us by email or call us at 714-602-1498 or 866-781-7723 (toll free) for more information.

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