School Refusal and Avoidance

General Overview

School Avoidance is defined as a student’s refusal to attend school on a regular basis or has difficulties staying in school for a sustained period of time. Student’s may avoid school to cope with stress or anxiety for a vast number of reasons. A collaborative approach is required in order to increase the student’s school engagement, which includes goal-directed participation by the caregivers, school team, student, and support staff.

We appreciate that each student is unique. The packages outlined below are to serve as a general overview to our services, but each can be tailored to suit the needs of the individualized student.

HOME AND SCHOOL SERVICES PACKAGE (HASSP)
A

The HASSP Package is our most comprehensive school refusal package. The Behaviorist meets with the school team, family and student and then formalizes a school return plan with the team. This package also includes the Behaviorist training the family in the implementation of the school return plan, a behavior technician in the home on a daily basis to assist with implementing the school return plan, and transportation to school by the behavior interventionist.


Behaviorist

  • Consultation With School and Family
  • In-Home Emotional and Behavior Program Development
  • Anxiety and Systematic Desensitization Programs
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • On-Going Family Support Services
  • Parent Training
  • Behavior Technician Training and Supervision

Behavior Technician

  • Daily Behavior Plan Implementation
  • Emotional Support Services (coping strategies)
  • Transportation to School
  • Data Collection
CONSULTATION ONLY PACKAGE
B

The Consultation Package includes a Behaviorist meeting with the school team, the family, and the student and then formalizes a school return plan with the team. There is always an option for ongoing consultation at an additional cost (usually billed on an hourly basis) with this package.


In-Home Behavioral Program Development


  • Individual child program design
  • Intense behavioral components designed to reduce refusal behaviors
  • Anxiety and Systematic Desensitization Programs

School Program Consultation

  • Program Design
  • Special Education and Pre-referral Intervention Team Training

ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PACKAGE
C

The HASSP Package is our most comprehensive school refusal package. The Behaviorist meets with the school team, family and student and then formalizes a school return plan with the team. This package also includes the Behaviorist training the family in the implementation of the school return plan, a behavior technician in the home on a daily basis to assist with implementing the school return plan, and transportation to school by the behavior interventionist.


Behaviorist

  • Behavioral Consultation to the Family
  • In-Home Emotional and Behavior Program Development

Behavior Technician

  • Daily Behavior Plan Implementation
  • Emotional Support Services (coping strategies)
  • Educational Support/Tutoring

WHAT PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Give us a call to setup an appointment to discuss your needs.