dilemmas facing a parent of a child with emotional or behavioral problems, Special consideration needs to be given to identifying behaviors of concern in .Signs of emotional or behavioural difficulties in young children could include: Significant changes in feelings or behaviour. Behaviour that is out of step withrs at a similar age and stage. Persistent separation difficulties or attachment problems with family.. - Epub . Identification of emotional and behavioral problems by teachers in children with developmental coordination disorder in the school community. van den Heuvel M 1 , Jansen DE 2 , Reijneveld SA 2 , Flapper BC 3 , Smits-Engelsman BC 4 ..IDEA defines emotional disturbance as follows: "a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child 's educational performance: A An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors..