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 (702) 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.
Services will continue until the end of December, 1996.