Are you looking for ways to support students who show phobic reactions? If so, keep reading.
1. Be sure the student makes appropriate use of the time given for learning activities.
2. If appropriate, give additional time for the student to change clothing for physical education. As the student shows success, slowly lessen the additional time given.
3. Make sure the student has the appropriate clothing for physical education.
4. Stop peers from making the student feel awkward when they take part in learning activities (i.e., prevent other students from making fun, teasing, etc.).
5. On occasions where requiring the student to take part in a learning experience in which they are awkward, pair the student with a peer/friend to lessen their discomfort.
6. Assess the necessity of requiring the student to take part in learning activities in which he/she is awkward.
7. Give the student alternatives to learning activities that make them awkward (e.g., let the student write a poem instead of reciting a poem in front of a group).
8. Make sure the student has sufficient time to perform learning activities.
9. Let the student be an observer of learning activities without requiring them to be an active participant.
10. Let the student perform functions or learning activities that require little participation (e.g., scorekeeper, notetaker, etc.).
11. Ask the student to find under what circumstances they would be willing to take part in learning activities (i.e., the student may be able to suggest acceptable conditions under which they would be comfortable participating in learning activities ).
12. Give a schedule whereby the student slowly increases the duration of time spent at school each day, in the classroom, in a particular class or learning experience, etc.
13. Connect with parents, agencies, or appropriate parties to tell them about the problem, identify the cause of the problem, and discuss potential solutions to the problem.
14. If the student is extremely awkward at school, let a parent, relative, or friend remain with the student all day if appropriate. As the student becomes more comfortable, slowly lessen the duration of time the person remains with the student.
15. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
16. Consider using a socio-emotional learning app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
17. Consider using an emotional intelligence app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
18. Consider using a school counseling app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.