Services have resumed at UNLV's Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, according to Dr. Christopher Kearney, associate professor of clinical child psychology.
The clinic is an on-campus facility designed to assess and treat children and adolescents aged 5-14 years who have difficulty attending school or remaining in classes for an entire day. These problems may be the result of specific fears, social difficulties, separation anxiety, attention-seeking, or family problems.
Fees are based on each family's ability to pay. Parents are encouraged to contact Kearney at 895-3305 for information and scheduling.
The assessment procedure typically consists of separate, semi-structured interviews with the child and parents as well as the completion of several self-report measures and behavior checklists. This process lasts about two hours. Treatment options are typically discussed after an initial evaluation of all information.