School Refusal: Assessment and Intervention Within School Settings
Mary B. Wimmer
Children should feel challenged in the classroom, not by the thought
of being there.
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
Presented in a readable, “hands-on” format, School Refusal
offers concise, practical guidance on assessment and interventions to
help children with anxiety-based school refusal. Author Mary Wimmer 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
- Case illustration
- Sample forms and handouts
Every school psychologist needs this book! A great resource for practitioners,
students, and interns as well as school counselors and social workers.
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