The Student Who Is Anxious

Anxiety can be generalized across a range of situations, or it may be situation-specific (e.g., test anxiety, social anxiety, public-speaking anxiety).

Symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Avoidance
  • Irrational Fears
  • Fear of losing control
  • Ruminations
  • Excessive worry
  • Sleep or eating problems

WHAT YOU CAN DO

AVOID

  • Overwhelming the student with information or complicated solutions.
  • Arguing with student’s irrational thoughts.
  • Devaluing the information presented.
  • Assuming the student will get over the anxiety without treatment.
 

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