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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Triggers for Difficulty and Setups for Success • What times of day, what situations, and which people seem to set off behaviors of concern? • At what times of day, in what situations, and with which people does the child fare better? • How can we use the answers to both these questions to shoot for more situations that help him to thrive? How can we use them to support him differently through periods of predictable difficulty? Challenges “Playing Out in Play” • How does the way in which this child plays (or doesn’t play) reflect her vulnerabilities? • What would her play look like if she was beginning to master her chal- lenges successfully? • What kind of classroom-based play support can we provide to help her gain the mastery she needs? Family Culture and History • What is this family’s heritage? Are the norms at home different from those the child experiences in school? Did this family come to this country recently or under duress? • How might we reach out to this child and his family? How can we help the family build a comfortable bridge between the child’s experience in his home culture and his time in school? • How can we convey the respect this child and family deserve, support his growing mastery in our classroom, and create an inclusive experi- ence classroom-wide? Outside Supports of All Kinds • Does this child appear to have developmental challenges and/or emo- tional issues that could benefit from assessment or outside support? Is the family struggling with financial, housing, mental health, or other issues that make it hard for them to provide the basics their kids need? • What kinds of assessment, support services, and/or advocacy might be useful? 10 Chapter 1 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL