Observe the child in interaction with the adult within daily routines.
No elicitation needed.
The child hangs on the adult, pulls on clothing, and calls to the adult while she is talking to someone else. The child does not like to share attention.
Constant demands for attention can be irritating to busy parents. Help parents find ways to give quick attention then redirect or involve the child in what they are doing. Help parents understand that the child is just seeking reassurance that they are important.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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