1st Edition

Working with Students Who Have Anxiety Creative Connections and Practical Strategies

    230 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    230 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    230 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    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.

    Meet the Authors



    PART I The Scope of Anxiety in Today’s Schools

    1. Understanding Anxiety
    2. Types of Anxiety
    3. Causes of Anxiety Disorders
    4. Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
    5. Impact of Anxiety on Social Skills
    6. Impact of Anxiety on Academic Skills

    PART II An Overview of Effective Behavioral Interventions

    7. Behavioral Management—Functional Assessment

    8. Preventive Interventions

    9. Effective Behavioral Strategies

    10. Classroom Accommodations

    11. Collaboration with Other Personnel and Parents

    PART III Ethical and Legal Issues

    12. Respecting Students’ and Parents’ Right to Privacy and Abiding by Confidentiality Laws

    13. Legal Protections for Students with Anxiety Disorders

    PART IV Resources for Educators

    14. Resources for Future Study


    Beverley H. Johns is a Learning and Behavior Consultant and Professional Fellow at MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL, USA.

    Donalyn Heise is an Art Education Consultant specializing in art for fostering resilience in students who have experienced trauma and Founder and Co-Director of Teacher Effectiveness for Art Learning (TEAL).

    Adrienne D. Hunter is a pioneer in teaching art to in-crisis, at-risk, and incarcerated students and is Past President of the Special Needs in Art Education (SNAE) interest group within the National Art Education Association (NAEA).