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Step 1: Organize observations relevant to the problematic behavior/issue
Some students may engage in off-task and possibly distracting behavior as a result of learned egocentrism. Students with extended hospital stays and long periods of time with adults who understand and accept their behavior may develop social interactive habits that fail to take into account the needs of others. (See Tutorial on Egocentrism.)
Relevant observations: The student appears disinterested in others and unaffected by their reactions. The student may express feelings of superiority. The student may fail to get along with peers and prefer to spend time in the company of adults.
Useful experiments for assessment and intervention:
Possible referrals: Social worker, school psychologist, or counselor for assessment and counseling
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