There are Five Tenets that will create a positive impact on addressing School Avoidance: Raise Awareness Identify and Respond to Student Attendance Data Address Root Causes of School Avoidance Evaluate System Effectiveness Refer to Appropriate Supports Raise awareness: It is imperative that all school community members are fully aware of the effects of chronic absenteeism. […]
Children are supposed to go to school. We could equate kids going to school with adults working every day. So, when your child starts to avoid or refuse to go to school, it throws you for a loop. Going to school is their job, right? When kids begin missing school days at a time or […]
School avoidance is challenging on so many levels. One aspect that doesn’t get much attention is the judgment and blame assigned to parents of kids with chronic school absences. There are a few reasons for this: There has been little to no discussion, education, or awareness about school avoidance in our schools, media coverage, and […]
Your child has the right to an education regardless of their school attendance problems. Getting your individual state’s guide to parental rights is the first step to understanding how your school can help your child.
Many schools don’t understand school avoidance, so parents must take on the role of advocate and educator. You may feel judged at times and resentful if you are not getting the help you need. Introducing, the Ultimate Guide to Working with Your School. Parents get easily overwhelmed when they start hearing about IEPs and 504s […]
School avoidance families will be nodding in agreement and appreciation when reading this series of information from Anxiety Institute Co-Founder Linda Geiger. In addition to being the CEO of a leading school avoidance treatment program, Linda is also a mother who lived through the trauma of her son’s school avoidance. Linda addresses the fundamental questions […]
We had the pleasure of hearing from Kade in our private FB group for school avoidance families. It’s not often we get to hear about school anxiety from a child’s perspective. Kade gives insight into his thoughts and how he copes with uncomfortable feelings. We appreciate his courage and his passion for helping other kids.
For all you parents reading about 504 Plans, FAPE, IEPs, IDEA and ADA, laws, take a minute to laugh and get inspired.
Working with your school is key to getting your school-avoidant child back into the building. Whether you have an intervention plan, 504 Plan, or IEP, your school can provide assistance, accommodations, and modifications. You are the leading voice for your child. When you go to meetings, be prepared with ideas of possible accommodations and modifications […]