A diagnosable condition via the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-v), and an area of student need involving persistent problematic gambling within a 12-month period, resulting in distress with at least four of the following:
1. Gambles with increasing amounts of money to achieve the desired excitement.
2. Restless/irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling.
3. Repeated unsuccessful efforts to cut back or stop gambling.
4. Preoccupied thoughts of gambling.
5. Often gambles when feeling distressed.
6. After losing money, often returns to recoup losses.
7. Lies to conceal the extent of gambling.
8. Gambling has jeopardized a significant relationship, job or education.
9. Relies on others for money to relieve financial situations caused by gambling.
• Reduce number of expectations
• Advance notice of changes to routine, to reduce stress
• Provide prompts to being and stay on task
• Provide 1:1 check in’s to ensure understanding of instructions
• Chunk tasks into parts
• Provide frequent feedback, especially positive
• Consider establishing a helper role for the student
• Aggression Management
• Anger/Frustration Management
• Anxiety Management
• Attendance Strategies
• Attention Skills
• Bullying Management Skills
• Depression/Sadness Management
• Disengagement/Motivation Strategies
• Emotional Regulation
• Executive Function
• Grief Management
• Mental Health Strategies
• Organizational Skills
• Personal Safety
• Self-Advocacy Skills
• Self-Harm/Suicide Management
• Social Skills
• Substance Abuse Strategies
• Task Initiation