By June Naureckas, CEI Intern & Suzan Mullane, CEI Faculty
Some children have difficulties bonding with others. In extreme cases, these children may appear sad, listless, and withdrawn. They may show little or no interest in toys, playing, or interacting with peers.
Normally, young children will respond when an adult picks them up to comfort them; however, in cases of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) children may not quiet
—the yelling and distress may continue.
What role do early classroom teachers have when young children show such distress?