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Old 07-01-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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If the anxiety is interfering with their ability to access their education, they might have a 504 plan. This might be if a child needs to be able to present information in a different way (e.g., not giving speeches, writing a report instead), needs to be able to leave the room or go to a counselor if they are feeling overwhelmed, or otherwise just need a little different approach without changing any of the actual material they are learning.

If the anxiety is interfering to the point the child requires specially designed instruction, they might get an IEP. That might be a child who can't focus and misses instruction because of anxiety. Sometimes schools who have kids who need extra help will provide IEP services for kids who seem to need intensive help and also have a diagnosis of anxiety and demonstrate anxiety in the schools setting. It's not always clear HOW anxiety sometimes interferes, just that it does.

If they don't have one of those two protections, there likely isn't any special programming for them (unless there is a social group or they are seen by a counselor sometimes). Do you have a few cases in mind that can explain more of what you mean or are seeing?
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