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A pilot evaluation of positive behavioural support workshops for families of adults with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour: 'It should have been offered years ago'

Daynes, S., Baker, Peter A. (2014) A pilot evaluation of positive behavioural support workshops for families of adults with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour: 'It should have been offered years ago'. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 4 (2). pp. 24-31. ISSN 2047-0924. (KAR id:49156)

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Abstract

Background: Positive behavioural support (PBS) workshops were designed for families supporting their adult son or daughter with an intellectual disability engaging in challenging behaviours. This was in recognition of the impact of their challenging behaviour, in particular the level of stress carers often experience and positive reports from other studies incorporating multi-family learning.

Method and materials: Two sets of pilot workshops were completed, incorporating modules in PBS and physical interventions. Workshops included presentations and self-directed/group learning tasks, recorded in a specifically designed workbook.

Results: Quantitative data was analysed using non-parametric tests. Positive results were found for changes in various areas including self-reported stress levels. Positive trends were also found in pre and post application of the Aberrant Behaviour Checklist (Aman and Singh, 1994).

Conclusions: This study showed very encouraging results in regard to the impact of this model of training for the carers involved. Further research is required to assess any longer term effects, and to explore the impact on larger numbers of participants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR; FAMILY SUPPORT; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY; POSITIVE BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 09:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49156 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baker, Peter A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1421-9639
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