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Strategies to manage

Challenging Behaviours

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOURS

SUCH AS SLAPPING, SPITTING,

BITING AND HAIR PULLING

CAN BE CHALLENGING

INTRODUCTION

PROMOTE TECHNIQUES TO SUPPORT

CHILDREN WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS TO OVERCOME A CHALLENGING RESPONSE

AIM

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION and REASONS WHY A CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR OCCURS CAN BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES,

SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECORD:

  • WHERE IT OCCURS

  • WHEN  IT OCCURS

  • WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE

  • WHAT HAPPENED AFTER

NOTES

  • DIFFICULTIES IN PROCESSING INFORMATIONS

  • SENSORY STIMULATION

  • A CHANGE IN ROUTINE

  • FEELING UNWELL

  • ESCAPE/AVOIDANCE

  • SOCIAL ATTENTION

  • UNSTRUCTURED TIME

TRIGGERS

NOT BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THESE DIFFICULTIES CAN GENERATE:

•FRUSTRATION

•ANXIETY

•ANGER

AND CONSEQUENTLY DISTRESSED BEHAVIOURS

- REDIRECT TO ANOTHER ACTIVITY

- CONSIDER SENSORY NEEDS

- SIMPLIFY YOUR LANGUAGE AND BE AWARE OF YOUR TONE OF VOICE

- SET REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

- REINFORCE POSITIVE BEHAVIOURS

- IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

- TEACH COPING SKILLS

- USE VISUAL & SOCIAL STORIES

CLASSROOM AND HOME

BEHAVIOURAL STRATEGIES

CONSISTENCY IS VERY IMPORTANT  TO CREATE AN ENGAGING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT  AND  A SAFE AND POSITIVE SPACE 

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