Washington [US], November 25 (ANI): Low school attendance affects children’s future not only in educational outcomes, but also socially and developmentally.
Students with mental or neurodevelopmental disorders, or self-harming students, are more likely to be absent from school due to absenteeism or exclusion than their classmates. Changes in early intervention.
A study led by Professor Ann John of Swansea University emphasized the importance of an integrated school-based health strategy to support young people’s involvement in education.
Professor John said: “Children with poor mental health, neurodiversity, or self-harm often struggle at school.
“Health and education professionals, services and policy makers may experience mental health problems in children with low attendance, whether diagnosed at school or early in adulthood. It should be noted that there is.
“Absence and exclusion may provide useful tools for identifying those in need of additional assistance. Early intervention not only alleviates the immediate pain and difficulty of adolescents, but also leads to poor living. It has the potential to disrupt the trajectory and improve the outcome of later life. ”New research researchers at Swansea, Cardiff, Cambridge University, and NHS Wales, between the ages of 7 and 16 between 2009 and 2013 We investigated the association between attendance (absence and exclusion) with neurodiversity, mental health, and self-harm in 437,412 Welsh school students.
Their dissertation, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, states that children and adolescents diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, or self-harm before the age of 24 are far less likely to go to school than their classmates. Emphasizes that it is expensive.
School absenteeism and exclusion rates were high for all children after age 11, but disproportionately high for recorded children with disabilities.
The study also found that individuals with multiple recorded disabilities were likely to be absent or excluded, which was exacerbated with each additional disability.
There are many ways in which attendance can be affected by neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health problems, and self-harm. From destructive behaviors that result in elimination and physical symptoms such as abdominal pain and headaches, to those that lead to permitted absences, symptoms related to anxiety and depression, and family and peer problems such as bullying.
If absenteeism results in social isolation and poor academic performance, this can exacerbate mental health and attendance issues.
This study also identified important differences between genders. “Within the diagnosed population, girls with neurodevelopmental disorders, depression, and substance abuse were more likely to be absent, and boys were more likely to be excluded.
Professor John added: “This is more anxious, especially for girls who are late in diagnosing emotional and neurodevelopmental disorders, while boys express mental distress through their behavior, which affects and eliminates the school environment. However, having a Special Education Needs (SEN) status reduces the likelihood that students will be absent or excluded, which is a plus for awareness, diagnosis, and educational intervention. Said that the effects of could be highlighted.
Professor John said the study was unique because it linked regularly collected primary and secondary health data with educational data.
She added: “There is growing interest in school-based preventive and early intervention programs focused on improving the school environment and culture to reduce adolescent mental health problems. Other interventions are primarily anxiety and depression. Includes psychological interventions focused on the symptoms of.
“This made it more relevant as the children returned to school after the closure and blended learning during the pandemic.
“Attendance and exclusion data can provide useful information about where to focus limited resources. School-based mental health prevention strategies can also help build resilience and encourage students to be mental. How to develop strategies to manage and improve health and well-being and when to seek additional help. ”(ANI)
The survey investigates how school attendance data can help target student mental health support.
SourceThe survey investigates how school attendance data can help target student mental health support.