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16. Anxious About Riding in Vehicles

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Avoids getting into vehicle, does not settle when riding
  • Unfazed getting into and riding in cars and vans. Remains relaxed
  • Initial slight signs of stress related anxiety when getting into and riding in cars and vans.
  • Signs may include:
    1. infrequent tongue flicking
    2. mild restlessness
    3. slight loss of responsiveness to work
  • Recovers very quickly and remains able to work & respond effectively
  • Mild signs of stress related anxiety getting into and riding in cars and vans
  • Signs may include:
    1. frequent tongue flicking
    2. moderate restlessness
    3. sligh rushing
    4. mild loss of responsiveness to work
  • Recovers quickly
  • Moderate stress related anxiety and slow recovery getting into and riding in cars and vans
  • Signs may include:
    1. very frequent tongue flicking
    2. restlessness
    3. panting
    4. whining
    5. fast jerky movements
    6. inhibited
    7. compressed
    8. seeking some handler support
  • Maintains work with encouragement
  • Severe stress related anxiety getting into and riding in cars and vans
  • Signs may include:
    1. Rushing
    2. very frequent tongue flicking
    3. whining
    4. fast jerky movementss
    5. inhibited
    6. compressed
    7. clining to handler
    8. Does not maintain work
  • Fails to recover to previous level of composure and responsiveness
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