It is really tough as parent/carer/teacher to be patient with perfectionistic students. Often it feels like the child is being stubborn, or that they are capable and just choose to be difficult. However remember again that the child does NOT choose to be gripped by fear and anxiety. They were born with a brain which works this way. Just like teaching a child with learning difficulties requires lots of patience and ongoing tutoring, the child with perfectionistic anxiety difficulties also needs lots of patience and ongoing tutoring from us in how to act calmly, take guesses and work quickly. If we persist with the strategies listed above, they can improve, but it will take some time and effort.