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  • Children with anxiety symptoms often present with self-regulation deficits affecting their coping and problem solving performance skills, in turn impacting school performance. Research identifies self-regulation as the ability to manage appropriate behaviors to fully engage in daily occupations.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was developed to regulate mental health needs and firmly planted in occupational therapy. OT's utilize CBT as a frame of reference to guide their treatment with clients who have difficulties in occupational performance.
  • CBT is a "structured, short-term, present-oriented psychotherapy..., directed toward solving current problems and modifying dysfunctional (inaccurate and/or unhelpful) thinking and behavior" (Beck, 2011, p. 2).