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Understanding and responding to challenging behaviour: from theory to practice

McGill, Peter, Clare, Isabel C.H., Murphy, Glynis H. (1996) Understanding and responding to challenging behaviour: from theory to practice. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 1 (1). pp. 9-17. ISSN 1359-5474. (KAR id:85564)

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While the concept of "challenging behaviour" is socially defined, it often involves persistent behaviour with serious physical and social consequences for the person and others. Challenging behaviour is relatively common amongst people with learning disabilities and often poorly dealt with. Models for understanding such behaviour have developed over time and can now provide a relatively sophisticated account. Such models are of immense use in understanding the behaviour of individuals and have clear implications for the development of individualised interventions. They also have implications for the design and organisation of services which will more competently support people with challenging behaviour and, as far as possible, prevent its emergence in those at risk.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: intervention; learning disabilities; quality of life; risk; social care provision; social work methods; training; assessment; carers; challenging behaviour; evaluation
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: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 12:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:27 UTC
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