A student with behavioural challenges may demonstrate characteristics that interfere with the learning and safety of the student, other students, and school staff. Behavioural challenges may include the following:
- unwillingness to cooperate
- attention seeking
- difficult social relationships
A student may struggle behavioural in response to stressors in their lives (e.g., grief, bullying, family discord). They may also exhibit behavioural challenges because of other problems that have yet to be formally diagnosed (e.g., mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression, learning disability, ADHD).