There are four areas that may be a catalyst for difficult behaviors exhibited by students within the general education classroom, which include:
What does it look like in the classroom?
- difficulties in academic performance
- social interactions
- poor motivation and initiative
- misperceived as lazy or not caring about school
- disengagement from school
- difficulty maintaining social connections with peers
- behavior problems
- tardiness and absence
Students may manifest their behavior difficulties, externally or internally.
- External behaviors are those students who exhibit conduct problems, aggression, hyperactivity, etc. External behaviors can interfere with establishing trusting and supportive relationships.
- Internal behaviors are illustrated by being withdrawn/isolation, depression, anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms, etc.