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(p. 11) Assessment 

(p. 11) Assessment
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(p. 11) Assessment
Author(s):

Christopher A. Kearney

and Anne Marie Albano

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190604080.003.0002
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date: 12 July 2020

Chapter 2 covers the assessment process for children with school refusal behavior. This includes the purpose and methods of assessment, monitoring daily progress, and contacting school officials. The purpose of formally assessing a child with school refusal behavior is to obtain answers to three critical questions: (1) What is the behavior problem? (2) What is maintaining school refusal behavior? (3) What is the best treatment for school refusal behavior? Recommended assessment methods such as interviews, child self-report measures, and parent and teacher checklists are presented. Forms are included at the end of the chapter.

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