What do you notice about the child or young person?
The child or young person may present with needs in either the home and, or school. These may include:
- Persistent emotional dysregulation or behavioural difficulties. Poor impact and progress given differentiated learning opportunities and behaviour management techniques usually employed by the school.
- Difficulty communicating feelings in an age appropriate way.
- Showing attention needing behaviours, including low level disruption.
- Significant delay in development of social communication skills.
- Difficulties with interpersonal communication or relationships. This includes reluctant to share or participate in social groups.
- Patterns of behaviour which make the young person vulnerable to social isolation and disengagement.
- Difficulty in maintaining trusting relationships with adults.
- Avoidant coping strategies. Including distracting other children or presenting with behaviours which mean that they will be removed from perceived ‘high risk’ situations.
- Helpless responses to learning activities and pre-empting failure in tasks.
- Delay in development of personal organisation skills. This may also include carelessness with learning materials.
- Difficulty accepting praise.
- Unwillingness to acknowledge or accept responsibility for his/her own actions.
- Difficulty managing or accepting change.
- Behaviours which result in significant risk of harm to self and others.
- Taking physical risks and finding themselves in situations that have the potential to harm.
- Heightened responses. These may impact on ability to engage in formal learning situations.
- Experience of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
- Being reluctant to attend school and displaying Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA).
Last updated 2 October 2020