Tag Archives: Anxiety

OT Corner: Help For the Anxious Child

by Loren Shlaes, OTR/L As pediatric therapists, we’ve all had more than our share of anxious, high arousal children on our caseloads.    As one mother commented to me recently, “He’s always seemed as if he’s miswired.” These are the children who need … Continue reading


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OT Corner: Saving the Drama for Broadway

By: Loren Shlaes, OTR/L Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique Children with low arousal levels are constantly looking for ways to increase their energy so that they can be more alert. Unfortunately, especially when they’re at school and stuck sitting in … Continue reading


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School Psych Corner: Why Stepping Back Can Empower Kids In An Anxious World

Editor’s Note:  Excellent article that should be shared with every parent and guardian! [Source: Mind Shift] Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study, nearly one in three adolescents (ages … Continue reading


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Book Review: When My Worries Get Too Big

Review by: Connie Mistler Davidson via Amazon.com How many kids do you know with Attention Deficit Disorder who don’t live with anxiety? I know very few. Anxiety and ADD go hand-in-hand for many children, especially in the classroom. The National … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorders

[Source:  Indiana Resource Center for Autism] Contributed by Anna Merrill, Graduate Assistant Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will receive another diagnosis at some point in their development.   In a 2008 study, seventy percent of a sample of children … Continue reading


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