Test Anxiety – How to Beat It

Test Anxiety – How to Beat It

Nearly everyone feels amped up or nervous before taking a test. In fact it’s uncommon to experience no sense of test anxiety or excitement before a test. The challenge comes when your child feels too anxious and can’t think straight, which leads to performance interference. Although everyone feels test anxiety in a different way, here are […]

Children with Autism and Anxiety

Children with Autism and Anxiety

The autism community estimates that children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis have co-occurring disorders at a rate of 70-84%. However, other needs related to social-emotional functioning and learning often go undetected because the autism diagnosis is the primary focus of intervention. While these children may be receiving excellent support for their ASD-related behaviors, […]

Childhood Tics – Therapy Tips

Childhood Tics – Therapy Tips

Have you ever tried to stifle a tickle in your nose and wished you’d have just let it go rather than let it erupt into a powerful sneeze? That’s much what it feels like for an individual with childhood tics. Tics are involuntary movements or vocal sounds that come on suddenly and repeatedly. Children with anxiety […]