Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens is 146 pages of techniques, strategies, tips, and exercises to help kids and teens lower their anxiety enough to be able to confront their fears. Written in an easily accessible style, the author offers parents, teachers, and other professionals some treatment ideas for kids who are excessively burdened with anxiety. The author is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems and is an award winning author of nine books covering topics on autism and social skills.
This book covers treatment strategies that can be used in a variety of situations. General components of treatment such as using rewards and relaxation techniques are found in the first five chapters while chapter six reveals how to adapt treatment for children who may have a limited language ability. Chapters seven through fifteen offer case studies to learn how treatment can be applied in specific circumstances. A summary of key points is also included in the back.