Child, Adolescent, & Family Services
Short-term programs aimed at teaching cognitive and behavioral strategies for overcoming fear and worry in various performance situations.
Test-taking Performance Coaching in NYC
Test Anxiety involves a combination of physiological over-arousal, worry and dread about test performance, and avoidance of effective preparation which often interferes with normal learning and lowers test performance. Test anxiety can result in extreme stress, anxiety, and discomfort during and/or before taking a test. This is often a factor for children and adolescents faced with standardized tests and/or class tests in school, and sometimes even homework assignments.
New York City school entrance exams (ISEE/SHSAT/SSAT) and national standardized tests (SAT, ACT) are a common stressor for parents and students alike. CBT/DBT Associates offers test-taking performance coaching to help children and adolescents learn to manage anxiety and build confidence so that they can do their best on test day. This program specifically targets students who have had difficulties with procrastination, test preparation and/or test performance due to anxiety. Coaching is individualized to meet each child’s specific needs, including working with families when appropriate.