Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

What should I look for?

What sorts of behaviors are indicative of a student in distress?

Academic Problems

  • Excessive procrastination
  • Change in performance
  • Repeated requests for special consideration or accommodations
  • Excessive absence or tardiness
  • Excessively anxious when called upon in class
  • Unusual or change interaction patterns
  • Inability to stay awake in class
  • Disruptive or threatening behavior
  • Written work with reference to self harm or content that appears strange

Behavioral Problems

  • Change in appearance and hygiene
  • Dramatic weight gain or loss
  • Swollen or red eyes
  • Change in mood
  • Impaired speech
  • Inappropriate or exaggerated emotional reactions
  • Smell of alcohol/marijuana or evidence of excessive alcohol/drug use
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disrupted sleep or appetite