An Introduction To Challenging Behaviour DVD

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What is challenging behaviour? Why exactly does it happen? What can be done about it?

An Introduction To Challenging Behaviour DVD

This DVD is free to family/ unpaid carers in the UK. To order for free, please download a resource order form or contact us.

Using interviews with two parent carers, and with specialist input from Peter McGill, this 40 minute video gives a basic introduction to challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities.

Complementing our information sheet 'basic information about challenging behaviour', written by Peter McGill, the video has been produced for parents and carers of individuals with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging, or anyone wanting to understand what it can be like for the families involved.

Running time: 40 mins approx


- Introduction

  • Daniel, Andrew and their families

- What is Challenging Behaviour?

  • Aggression
  • Self injury
  • Stereotyped behaviour
  • Disruptive and destructive behaviour
  • Challenging behaviour may put the individual or others at risk, & may prevent the use of ordinary community facilities or a normal home life

- Why does challenging behaviour happen?

  • No simple answer
  • A means of communication and control
  • Possible health-related cause

- What can be done to reduce challenging behaviour?

  • Ensure the individual's needs are met
  • Help develop communication skills
  • Understand the purpose of the behaviour
  • Look at what YOU can change
  • Don't expect change to be easy

- Conclusion

  • Remember you're not alone
  • Get help before you get to crisis point
  • Fight for your child's rights
  • The importance of early intervention
  • Looking back (Daniel's sister)

- Credits & out-takes

This DVD is free to family/ unpaid carers in the UK. To order for free, please download a resource order form.

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