How online school can be better for students with social anxiety
Know when to get help for your child’s anxiety disorder
Children are naturally smarter than what adults give them credit for. It’s easy to think children are naturally shy because so many exhibit fearful behavior in new situations. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The average child is naturally curious, ambitious & constantly learning every day, whether they mean to or not. If your child exhibits an unnatural amount of fear or shyness daily, it’s possible they could be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Is anxiety affecting my child’s schoolwork?
Anxiety disorders affect roughly 32% of American children. The occasional shy tendency is natural in new situations, but persistent overwhelming fear is a sign of a severe anxiety disorder. Other signs of anxiety disorders in children & adolescents include:
Inability to focus
Fear of school
Tantrums over homework
Is online school better for anxiety?
Online learning can benefit students with anxiety in several ways. Students can progress at their own pace and learn in an environment free from social drama and other distractions.
One of the biggest inhibiting factors of anxiety in children is how badly it affects their school experience. Whether they’re unable to focus on school, or too afraid to go to school at all, their grades will plummet the further their anxiety advances.
Online school for your child with anxiety
With k-12 educators online school program, you don’t need to worry about balancing tight schedules or anxiety-inducing deadlines with unpredictable social interaction. Students can work at their own pace & catch up on any subject matter they fell behind with when they were receiving traditional schooling.
School anxiety FAQ
Is homeschooling better for kids with anxiety?
It can be. If the cause of your child’s school anxiety is centered on social drama, distractions or even harassment then removing them from that environment should help.
Does anxiety cause learning disabilities?
There’s no doubt that anxiety affects learning, and vice versa. For some students, the fact that they learn differently can be a source of anxiety. For others, an anxiety disorder makes learning more difficult. High levels of anxiety affect memory and your ability to focus.
Whether your child has a learning disability, an anxiety disorder or other type of special need, K-12 Educators provides truly personalized learning to bring out their best.
What is academic anxiety?
Academic anxiety is caused by excessive nervousness, worry and feelings of overwhelm associated with classes, assignments, tests and even the school environment. Academic anxiety could be generalized or limited to a specific aspect of school.
A student’s own expectations, the expectations of parents and teachers, perfectionism and fear of failure can all contribute to academic anxiety. Online learning allows students to go at their own pace, and to study at times that work for them. Online learning also fosters the development of important life skills like organization, independence and self-advocacy that can help students overcome academic anxiety.
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