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ANXIOUS ANDY

I have a really hard time with transitions and sudden changes.  Getting started and staying focused is really hard for me.  You see me next to your desk, asking for help, or reassurance.  I may ask to go to the nurse or call home.  Sometimes, I argue with friends and classmates.  When it’s all too much for me, I blow up and yell, or shut down and can’t do anything.

 
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FEARFUL FREDDY

I’m incredibly conscientious about my work and my materials.  I get upset when I don’t understand or when I can’t do something exactly as I think I should.  I’m a perfectionist.  I think about the future a lot.  Sometimes, things get hard for me.  You’ll notice me with my head down on my desk, or I’ll be in the nurse's office, or I’m absent, just stressing out at home.

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JUMP AROUND JUDY

You see me at my desk, and then you don’t because I’m across the room talking to a friend.  I start an assignment and then stop; wander and talk.  I’m really adorable and I know teachers like me.  So I sometimes get away with stuff until it’s obvious I haven’t done any work, and can’t find any of my papers.  Then, my mood changes really fast because it’s all caught up to me and now I’m totally overwhelmed.

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ANGRY ALEX

I am a great kid.  I have friends, sometimes.  I do my work, sometimes.  But sometimes, and I never really know when, something is going to bother me and then, watch out! I know I frustrate my teachers, and my parents, and my friends.  That bothers me.  But I get angry, and frustrated, and anxious, and I can’t explain what I feel. So I just explode.

 
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DOWN AND OUT DAVID

I do things slowly and that frustrates people around me.  I look like I am having a hard time concentrating and getting started.  It isn’t the work, it’s the things that I have in my head that make me think.  I have friends, sometimes I don’t want to hang out with them.  There are days where I really don’t want to do anything.

 

 

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