ERIC Number: ED482759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Disorders, Early Identification, Educational Environment, Intervention, School Phobia, School Psychology, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.