8 year old with GAD struggling at school...
My 8 year old daughter has always struggled with anxiety and she has been in CBT for years. After a particularly difficult few months at school (crying uncontrollably) we started her on a low dose of prozac, which is helping somewhat. Her private school has agreed to take her back for another year with a behavioral plan set in place by Child Mind. We did a full evaluation at Child Mind and she was diagnosed with GAD, some weakness in executive functions but no learning disorders. As I'm not sure 3rd grade will work out for her at her current school, does anyone know any NYC or CT schools that are academic (she as a pretty high IQ) but also provide support for a child with anxiety? Thanks so much.
Yes, she has 2 good friends and plays happily with them when she is relaxed. It's hard for her to engage with them when she is anxious though. She is completely different outside of school and is quite happy and confident.