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Some people find goodbyes hard. This is certainly true of most young children when they’re being dropped off at school for the first time. Every parent needs to weather the storm of separation anxiety at some stage, and some children take longer to adjust than others. This course explores the causes of attachment and separation anxiety, and provides guidance for parents, carers and teachers on how to deal with the symptoms.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to define what attachment and separation anxiety is, and what symptoms it can cause. You’ll gain an understanding of where the anxiety comes from and why it can lead to heightened stress, tears and tantrums. Equipped with this knowledge, you’ll be able to help children and teenagers overcome their anxieties with regards to being separated from attachment figures.
A child’s first day at school can be a pretty overwhelming experience. Saying goodbye to their parents or carer might lead to crying or clinginess. This is a normal and healthy stage of development, and many children’s worries and fears lessen over time. But all children are different, and some may experience more distressing emotions and anxieties about being separated from their caregivers. Older children and teenagers can also display signs of anxious attachment which might interfere with their school life and friendships. But if you treat the issue with care and sensitivity, you can help the children under your care conquer their anxieties.
If you’re the parent or caregiver to a young child, sooner or later you’re going to be faced with them having a meltdown caused by separation anxiety. It’s a phase just about every child goes through, but some continue to struggle with symptoms of attachment and separation anxiety as they grow up. In this course, we focus on the imaginary case study of Alex, a young girl diagnosed with Separation Anxiety Disorder.
The learner follows Alex’s story from a young age – building a sense of empathy with the character adds depth and humanizes the learning. Key points are reinforced by animated text on screen, and short interactive sections give the learner time to reflect and learn at their own pace.
Everyone has the right to learn and learner need can vary demanding on environment or disabilities. This course comes with transcripts so people have text options for an media, subtitles for all videos and is screen reader friendly with alternative text.
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