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ERIC Number: ED482759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-932955-81
School Refusal: Assessment and Intervention within School Settings.
Wimmer, Mary B.
Anxiety-based school refusal occurs in 2% of school-age children. The reasons why they refuse to go school range from mental illness and learning problems to general defiance and a desire for attention. Early identification and multi-faceted assessment and interventions are critical to addressing the problem. This book offers concise, practical guidance on assessment and interventions to help children with anxiety-based school refusal. The author incorporates the latest research findings and discusses causes, warning signs, and various strategies for working with children within a school setting and for communicating with parents and teachers. Chapters cover: understanding school refusal, history and etiology, identification and assessment, interventions, case illustration, and sample forms and handouts. (Contains 143 references.) (GCP)
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.