Behavior: Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school.
- Very self-centered.
- Unable to think for him/herself.
- Doesn't follow directions.
- Demands a great deal of individual teacher time and involvement.
- Exhibits "baby" traits or characteristics which carry over into his/her behavior-crying, pouting, foot-stamping, etc.
- Does not relate well with peers.
- Has a short memory concerning his/her immature behavior. This is the one sure way to identify the immature student. One minute the student seems to understand his/her immature emotions, and agrees to act better, and the next minute he/she is acting out the same misbehavior again.
- Worse, when questioned about repeated immaturity, often acts as if unable to help him/herself or as if it's the first time he/she has ever acted this way.
- Continues to tease, poke, touch, tap pencils, and drop books on the floor as a way of getting attention. That's why his/her immaturity surfaces continually.
- Cannot complete daily work without constantly checking with teacher.