What We See: Noncompliance (Not obeying rules).
What We Think: Doing it purposely, attention seeking, stubborn.
What’s REALLY Going On: Difficulty translating verbal directions into action, does not understand.
What We See: Not sitting still.
What We Think: Seeking attention, bothering others, doing it on purpose.
What’s REALLY Going On: Neurologically based need to move while learning, sensory overload.
What We See: Poor social judgement.
What We Think: Poor parenting, deviancy, doing it on purpose.
What’s REALLY Going On: Not able to interpret social cues from peers, does not know what to do in social settings.
What We See: Repeatedly making the same mistakes.
What We Think: Doing it on purpose, manipulative.
What’s REALLY Going On: Cannot link cause and effect, cannot see similarities, difficulty generalizing from one event to another.
Remember, it’s about trying differently not harder. If something does not work, try something else!