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Behavior & Sensory Support

What you need to know

In a study at Children's Hospital Boston (2011) in which An Educator's Guide to MCADD was developed, over half of the children tended to internalize their behaviors more than their peers. Children who internalize behaviors may:

  • Monitor their own actions to excess
  • Be more compliant, so their problems may go unnoticed
  • Worry excessively (e.g. Say “I’m not good at this”)
  • Be very sensitive
  • Have high anxiety
  • Be more likely to withdraw from social situations

What you can do

Results from this study indicated that children with MCAD need a little extra encouragement to join activities, speak up in class, or tell the teacher if they have a problem.