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Some children look forward to the changes a new academic year brings. Some others take to changes a little slowly. A few others have more than their share of anxiety in the new year (even in older students). Check to see if your student is beset by anxiety.
Social Skills/Social Problem Solving
Is the student happy, with a circle of friends? How does he/she spend unstructured periods like lunch time and recess? Are there any changes at home? How do parents/extended family get along? What conflict resolution skills do the parents have (as the child will learn the same from them)? Does the child have age appropriate skills to respond/react? How about self esteem/self confidence?
This information should give you an idea of whether you need to target the student's environment or if you need to focus on a learning behavior.
Next, we'll look at the learning behaviors:)