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by Dr Zoë
Last reviewed: July 2017
School attendance is important for a child’s
educational and social development.
increased likelihood of
unemployment in the future.
There are many reasons why a
child may fail to attend school. Sometimes absence can be
authorised, for example due to illness. Unauthorised absence could
be caused by parents keeping the child at home, for example to help
around the house.
However, this module will
focus on child-motivated non-attendance, specifically due to
problems such as fear, anxiety or oppositional behaviour, rather
than truancy. This is known as emotionally based school
After explaining how to
classify and understand the causes of school non-attendance, we
will discuss how to provide a comprehensive assessment and
management plan and suggest approaches for more complex cases.
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