". . . provides a clear and thorough review of the subject followed
by a convincing account of what the author calls a rapid treatment approach.
. . an instructive and encouraging book in which the author's practical
experience is evident throughout. It will be helpful to people in all
the professions involved in school children's problems, and deserves
to be widely read. . "
Journal of Adolescence
". . . a book which every educational
psychologist who is working with children should have. It has a variable
and useful information and is immensely readable. . "
". . . I recommend it unreservedly to
all those professionals who encounter this problem as part of their
work and to those parents who are experiencing the problem first hand.
For these parents the book will provide greater understanding of their
child's difficulty, an awareness of the essential part they must play
if it is to be overcome, and a valuable ally to thrust into the hands
of any professional they encounter who espouses platitudes rather than
direct plans for action".
"The problem of school refusal is a substantial
one for educational psychologists. . . so the reviewer felt great interest
in this volume, which is a condensation of a large amount of work by
Blagg over a decade or more. . . The book presents a clear practice
guide for the implementation of the treatment methods which Blagg puts
forward, a practice guide which would enable most educational psychologists
to put the methods into practice. . . "
Educational Psychology in Practice
". . . This is a clearly-written, well
structured book, providing a comprehensive up-to-date review of school
phobia and its management. It is highly recommended for professionals
working in this area and is worth the paperback price".
The British Journal of Psychiatry
". . . The volume is comprehensive in
scope and, at the same time, provocative in substance. . . I found the
book to be nicely written, informed, and sensitive to the many nuances
of working with children who 'go unwillingly to school'. . . presents
a treatment programme that, if followed carefully and closely, will
benefit many such youngsters. . . I recommend his book highly to behavioural
and non-behavioural professionals alike. It has much to offer us. .
and the children and families we serve".
"This publication presents the most contemporary
and comprehensive coverage of research into school phobia since the
condition was first distinguished from truancy by Baldwin in 1932 .
". . . teachers involved in pastoral work,
educational psychologists, education welfare officers, and other interested
professionals will find that this book contains some very useful ideas
and suggestions . . the school phobia record form included in the appendix
will be cribbed, adapted and modified for almost immediate use by those
frequently working in this area, and I hope that the fascinating case
studies will be used to initiate discussions at joint professionals'
meetings. . ."
". . This book will be useful for
parents and all professionals who come into contact with children having
difficulty attending school. It is particularly recommended for combining
a thorough review of the literature and research studies with practical
guidelines as a successful method for dealing with school phobia".
School Psychology International