Separation anxiety disorder tends to be classified by the following symptoms;
- Strong anxiety regarding separation from home or people who the child is strongly attached to
- This anxiety is beyond what is expected of your child’s normal developmental stage and age
- Fear of harm coming to the attachment figure if they leave them
- Difficulty sleeping without the attachment figure being present
- Physical symptoms such as complaints to stomach aches, nausea or headaches which or may not be occurring
The effect of separation anxiety might be that children have more difficulties socialising with peers, and managing their emotions, it may also impact on family life, school life, and physical health.
If this sounds like your child, please be assured that through Applied Behaviour Analysis you will be able to support them in overcoming the anxiety. Please click here to contact us for more information or to speak to a consultant.