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    Can you assist me with the following:
    Hourigan, Settipani, Southam-Gerow, & Kendall (2012) explain, "Childhood anxiety disorders are among the most common childhood disorders" (p.104). (http://nc.casaforchildren.org/files/public/community/judges/July_2011/EDWARDS_Group_Decision_Making.pdf).
    Review the case example of Evan in Chapter 7 and based on Evan's Fear Ladder; (Rubin, A. (2012).Clinician's guide to evidence-based practice: Programs and interventions for maltreated children and families at risk. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons).

    1. What plans would you make to involve Evan's teachers.
    2. What strategies could be used in an educational setting to help Evan overcome his disorder?
    3. What instructional or classroom management practices might the teacher need to modify to accommodate Evan's need?

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    The three most studied anxiety disorders in children are: Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Some fears are common in children; however, when they don't go away over time, it could be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can come in many different forms, but in most consistent factor is the feeling of constant terror or worry that is more than the normal reaction to danger. Most children go through a period of time when they suffer from separation anxiety when separated from parents or caregivers. Social phobia is an intense fear of becoming embarrassed in social situations. Children appear excessively shy; however, it is very different. Social phobia disrupts a child's normal life, ...

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    Discusses the case of "Evan" and how to implement the fear ladder in order to assist him in his classes and how his teacher can use the fear ladder to assist "Evan".