School refusal describes the disorder of a child who refuses to go to school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school. Common physical symptoms include headaches, stomachaches, nausea, or diarrhea. But tantrums, inflexibility, separation anxiety, avoidance, and defiance may show up, to.
HOW IS SCHOOL REFUSAL DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a psychiatrist who monitors the behaviour of the child.
HOW IS SCHOOL REFUSAL TREATED?
The treatment of School Refusal depends on the root cause of the problem. It could be that a child is scared of being bullied or even tends be scared of a teacher. Once the cause is determined then counselling and therapy are done to help the child overcome the issue or else it can be a lifelong trauma.
DID YOU KNOW?
School Refusal is common when there are significant changes in the life of a child such as changing schools or starting at a new school. Episodes of school refusal could also occur after vacations and holidays.