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Thursday's Tip To A Better IEP
Features of School Refusal
- Students will often exhibit extreme emotional distress and have accompanying physical symptoms like headaches and stomach aches.
- A students is likely to express a willingness to do schoolwork or academic work at home.
- A student typically does not attempt to conceal his or her problems with school.
Best Practice with School Refusal
- Request a comprehensive evaluation from a mental health professional to reveal the reasons behind school refusal.
- School must create a behavior plan or an IEP to address school refusal or modify an existing behavior plan or IEP to include a school refusal plan. - This plan should include a list of evaluations that have been or will be conducted, goals related to increasing school attendance and counseling services.
- Talk with the school about exempting student from attendance policy for discipline and promotion.
- School plan should include alternative ways for students to complete and pass required classes.
For more information about school refusal watch our webinar titled: School Anxiety and Refusal in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- https://www.thearcfamilyinstitute.org/what_we_do/school-anxiety-and-refusal-in-children-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities.html
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