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Four Steps Model
Step 1: Identify the Behavior
Step 2: Understand the Effects
Step 3: Identify the Cause
Step 4: Avoid Mistakes

Related Behaviors
"I Can't"
"I Don't Care"
The Noncompleter with Grand Plans
Behaviors At School

The Apathetic

Behavior: Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school.

  • Doesn't pay attention in class.

  • Doesn't do assignments and, therefore, has poor grades.

  • Will not enter into any class discussions, or discussions regarding anything.

  • Has a poor sense of self.

  • Immature and easily distracted to relatively unimportant matters.

  • Has a short attention span.

  • Frequently absent, tardy, or both.

  • Isolates him/herself socially.

  • Generally has a sloppy personal appearance and negative attitude.

  • Displays "I don't care" attitude in everything that he/she does.

  • In many ways, seems emotionally dead.

  • Tends to be slow in physical movements-even in leaving class.

  • Doesn't have a lot of friends.

  • Personal history is not marked by success.

  • May watch TV excessively, or spend time driving or riding in cars.