Anxiety’s Impact on Classroom Learning, Testing
“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they can become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson
School is back in full session for the Fall, which means homework loads and testing are also here for the long-haul. For children who have trouble testing and learning in the classroom due to anxiety and other mental health-related factors, this can mean another year of difficult in the classroom. For some children, it can mean a lifetime of learning challenges.
According to Child Mind Institute, there are many different kinds of anxiety, but they all have one thing in common: they tend to lock up the brain, making school harder for anxious kids.
Academic testing allows parents, teachers, and counselors find out where a student’s strengths and weaknesses lie. Contact us at Wellspring Behavioral Health today to learn more about academic assessments.
Mental Health in Schools: A Crisis Affecting Millions of Students
Some may call it a silent epidemic. Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. show signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. And yet, most children – nearly 80 percent – who need mental health services won’t get them.
Whether treated or not, the children continue to attend school. However, the problems they face can lead to and tie in with major problems found in schools: chronic absence, low achievement, disruptive behavior and potentially dropping out altogether.
To Teach the Whole Child, Schools Need Recess
Whether jumping through sprinklers at city parks, chasing soccer balls at camp, or kayaking with family, the quintessential childhood summer is filled with physical activity. Fortunately, summer programming has often reflected that kids need to get outdoors, use their bodies, play, and socialize. What’s troubling is what happens during the other 10 months of the year, when kids are put behind desks for between six and seven hours each day.