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Our goal is to give our students with anxiety a variety of tools to help manage their anxiety in order to be more successful and less anxious at home and at school.
Who has anxiety?
• 30% of children with ADHD also have an anxiety
disorder
• 25% of adolescents with reading problems have an
anxiety disorder (most commonly social phobia)
• 50‐85% of children with ASD/Asperger’s have an
anxiety disorder
Academic Consequences of Anxiety
• Anxiety leads to poor academic performance & under‐
achievement
– Anxious children in year 1 are 10 times more likely to be in bottom 1/3 of class by year 5
– Anxious students score lower than peers on measures of IQ and achievement tests
- Anxiety leads to poor engagement in the classroom and community

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GoZen for Academic Success

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School:
Forest Lakes Elementary School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Suzanne Bradford 
 
Stacey Rutledge, Kendra Duffy, Calera Dickman, Dolly Ferraiuolo 
Students Impacted:
35 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
December 20, 2018

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Raymond James Financial - $325.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 13

The Go Zen program was well received by the students in our general education 4th and 5th grade small groups.  Each group met once a week for 8 weeks. The following are comments we received from our student surveys:

 

"I love this program because it talks about worrying so I think it is perfect for me cause I worry a lot. I even love it so much that I want to come here everyday."

 

"I like this program because before I started this I was scared I would leave 5th grade with no friends.  Now, I'm not afraid to walk up to people!"

 

"I really llike GoZen! It displays worry in an understandable way for children."

 

"Go Zen is really fun and it helps me get relaxed."

 

"I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!"

 

 The Go Zen animations were very informative and entertaining.  Many of the students said the strategies taught in the program helped them relax before FSA testing.  We are thankful this grant was funded by the Pinellas Education Foundation and plan on using the Go Zen program again next year.

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

Our goal is to give our students with anxiety a variety of tools to help manage their anxiety in order to be more successful and less anxious at home and at school.
Who has anxiety?
• 30% of children with ADHD also have an anxiety
disorder
• 25% of adolescents with reading problems have an
anxiety disorder (most commonly social phobia)
• 50‐85% of children with ASD/Asperger’s have an
anxiety disorder
Academic Consequences of Anxiety
• Anxiety leads to poor academic performance & under‐
achievement
– Anxious children in year 1 are 10 times more likely to be in bottom 1/3 of class by year 5
– Anxious students score lower than peers on measures of IQ and achievement tests
- Anxiety leads to poor engagement in the classroom and community

 

 

What will be done with my students

Targeted students will participate in the GoZen! curriculum in small groups (3-4 students) during their grade level intervention time. Groups will be facilitated by our 2 ASD (autism spectrum disorder) teachers, guidance counselor, behavior specialist, and/or social worker 1-2 times per week. The curriculum has 6 fully animated programs including over 250 animations, worksheets, and lesson plans that help children reduce anxiety and negative thoughts as well as cultivate strengths, resilience, and confidence.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Students will learn to:
Collect, challenge, and change worrisome, negative, or looping thoughts; Master research-based skills to thwart general anxiety, stress, test anxiety, and perfectionist tendencies; Learn to pause before they react to a trigger or event; and Learn how to break the OCD cycle (for children experiencing obsessive compulsive disorder).
According to James J. Crist, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Best-selling author and Clinical Director of the CFCC, "GoZen! is nothing short of great. In simple language, the animated characters explain what anxiety is, how the brain works in response to anxiety, and ways to change your thinking so that you are in charge of your thoughts and feelings. From kids with normal worries and fears to those who suffer from anxiety, this program works."


 

 

Describe the Students

Our targeted students include 15 self-contained ASD students and 7 students with autism in our general education classrooms. In addition, we have 3-4 students in each grade level (2-5) that exhibit symptoms of anxiety that negatively impact their academic functioning at school. 

 

Budget Narrative

GoZen license for 5 professionals Includes: unlimited access to all online animated videos, lesson plans, and corresponding worksheets for 1 year.
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 GoZen annual license for 5 professionals $325.00
  Total: $325.00

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