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An anxiety disorder affecting school children who, for various reasons, avoid attending school; 1 in 4 children may occasionally refuse to attend school. Such behaviour becomes a routine problem in about 2% of children
Aetiology Separation anxiety, social anxiety, or depression, which may be accompanied by undiagnosed learning disabilities or reading disorders

school refusal

Psychiatry An anxiety disorder affecting schoolchildren who, for various reasons, avoid attending school. See Psychogenic seizure.

school phobia

, school refusal
A child's avoidance of school, often through the simulation of physical ailments. It is considered to be a form of separation anxiety rather than truancy.
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Previous research on school refusal behavior has focused primarily on proximal levels of influence, such as the individual and individual school variables.
While it might seem like just one tough morning that can be shrugged off, true school refusal will continue or escalate unless it is properly managed.
Kearney, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training at University of Nevada and Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, USA; Jose Muniz, Professor of Psychometrics at University of Oviedo (Spain) was president of the European Commission on Tests and Testing, the International Test Commission (ITC) and the European Association of Methodology (EAM); and Antonio CanoVindel, Professor of Cognition, Emotion and Health at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and president of the Spanish Society for the Study of Anxiety and Stress.
School refusal was defined as a child's inability to continue school due to the emotional problems.
Toward the end of Tier II, the guidance counselor suspected that depression, rather than defiance, was the underlying reason for school refusal.
The current data based case study illustrates how informant functional assessment procedures may be applied to frequent reports of migraines and school refusal of an adolescent with Asperger's disorder.
of Nevada, Las Vegas; UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic) and Albano (clinical psychology in psychiatry, Columbia U.
Warning signs include school refusal, decline in academic achievement, unexplained bruises and crying, angry outbursts and loss of enjoyment in normal activities such as computer games or sports.
You can help assess forms of a child's school refusal behavior as well as reinforcers that maintain the problem (B).
A perplexing and potentially devastating set of problems faced by many school-based health professionals involves student absenteeism and school refusal behavior.
School refusal behavior is defined as any child-motivated refusal to attend classes and/or difficulty remaining in classes for an entire day.
School refusal behavior refers to child-motivated refusal to attend school and/or difficulty attending classes for an entire day (Kearney & Silverman, 1996).

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