Extreme general anxiety and separation anxiety
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|Wed, 10-13-2010 - 9:42pm|
I have a 9yo special needs kiddo. He's language learning disabled with big time OCD (I call him my mini-Monk).
He's had anxiety issues pretty much all his life, moreso once he started 2nd grade (he's in 4th now). But now it's horrible, horrible. We have an appointment with a psychiatrist next month and his behavorial pyschologist thinks it's a good plan because, well, we've reached a point where words mean nothing. Soothing the anxieties is near impossible. His OCD kicks in and the repetiveness of wanting to know if it's going to rain or if I'll be home (and so on) is now happening in the classroom.
Has anyone ever dealt with anything like this? I really feel some of his behavior issues stem from anxieties. He can't help how he feels, but his language learning disability hinders explanations of why he shouldn't feel such a way and he can't fully explain why he feels the way he does. :/