Obsessive Behavior (4C)
While many students may be aware of their ritualized obsessive behavior they are unable to stop it. The rituals serve as a means to control their situation and cannot be terminated by reason or persuasion without anxiety. Obsessive behaviors vary widely, and may impact academics if, for example, they interfere with participation in classroom activities or make it difficult for the student to leave their residence in time for class.
- Do you have concerns about using public restrooms?
- Are you concerned about "catching" something from another student in your class?
- Are you uncomfortable when things are not orderly or when you don't think you have everything that you need?
- Do you have difficulty getting to class on time?
- What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?
- National Institute of Mental Health: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Sign and Symptoms
- National Institute of Mental Health: Autism Spectrum Disorders Signs and Symptoms
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