18 Ways to Support Students Who Show Phobic Reactions

Are you looking for ways to support students who show phobic reactions? If so, keep reading.

1. Be sure the learner makes appropriate use of the time given for learning activities.

2. If appropriate, give additional time for the learner to change clothing for physical education. As the learner shows success, slowly lessen the additional time given.

3. Make sure the learner has the appropriate clothing for physical education.

4. Stop peers from making the learner 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 learner to take part in a learning experience in which they are awkward, pair the learner with a peer/friend to lessen their discomfort.

6. Assess the necessity of requiring the learner to take part in learning activities in which he/she is awkward.

7. Give the learner alternatives to learning activities that make them awkward (e.g., let the learner write a poem instead of reciting a poem in front of a group).

8. Make sure the learner has sufficient time to perform learning activities.

9. Let the learner be an observer of learning activities without requiring them to be an active participant.

10. Let the learner perform functions or learning activities that require little participation (e.g., scorekeeper, notetaker, etc.).

11. Ask the learner to find under what circumstances they would be willing to take part in learning activities (i.e., the learner may be able to suggest acceptable conditions under which they would be comfortable participating in learning activities ).

12. Give a schedule whereby the learner 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 learner is extremely awkward at school, let a parent, relative, or friend remain with the learner all day if appropriate. As the learner becomes more comfortable, slowly lessen the duration of time the person remains with the learner.

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.

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