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Challenging behaviour

Some behaviours that a child or young person uses can be challenging to the people around them e.g. parents, carers, teachers and other professionals. By using these behaviours the child or young person isn?t trying to upset or distress others : they are giving a sign that something is wrong, that their needs aren't being fulfilled or that there is a problem with communicating these needs. Support shouldn?t be focused upon stopping this behaviour?as it is showing that something is wrong?but trying to resolve the issue or issues that are causing the person to feel distressed. The Challenging Behaviour Foundation have produced an Information Sheet about understanding challenging behaviour and what can be done. To read the Factsheet click [http://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/learning-disability-files/01--Understanding-Challenging-Behaviour-Part-1-web.pdf here] Parent Voice have also developed a checklist to help identify the issues and what might be causing them. To view the Challenging Behaviour check list click [http://www.parentvoice.info/images/2/29/Checklist_Challenging_behaviour.pdf here] ''Disclaimer: This article has not been developed in conjunction with the NHS'' Created: 3/12/2015
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