Special Art by Special Young Artists
Art is Therapy
Art is FUN
Art is COMMUNICATION
Every child deserves a voice. Join us in helping children with special differences communicate, learn, and grow through art
Angel Boy Artists are children with special differences and their siblings. The purpose of our gallery goes far beyond raising much needed funds for the artist's family. We hope that by browsing these beautiful creations the public will learn more about these special kids and how they communicate....
We strive to help children with special differences flourish, communicate and express themselves through art; raise money for children with special differences; and break down stigmas surrounding children with special differences....
Become a member of Angel Boy Art for as little as $2.97 a week. Three levels of membership are available. Each membership level offers weekly, monthly, or yearly commitments. Benefits include free artwork, free cards, and "Last Word" bidding...
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ANXIETY DISORDERS MORE PREVELANT IN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Anxiety disorders are thought to be one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses in children/adolescents. Chronic medical illness is a significant risk factor for the development of an anxiety disorder and the prevalence rate of anxiety disorders among youths with chronic medical illnesses is higher compared to their healthy counterparts. Anxiety disorders may develop secondary to predisposing biological mechanisms related to a child’s specific medical illness, as a response to being ill or in the hospital, a threatening environment, as a result of other genetic and psychological factors, or as a combination of all these factors. Additionally, exposure to physical pain early in one’s life and or frequent painful medical procedures are correlated with fear and anxiety during subsequent procedures and treatments and may lead to medical nonadherence and other comorbidities. Anxiety disorders can have serious consequences in children/adolescents with chronic and or life limiting medical illnesses. Therefore, proper identification and treatment of anxiety disorders is necessary and may improve not only psychiatric symptoms but also physical symptoms. Behavioral and cognitive methods as well as psychotropic medications are used to treat anxiety disorders in pediatric patients. We will review current treatments for anxiety in children/adolescents with medical illnesses and propose future research directions.