Dave O’Regan reports on a recent cluster RCT of staff training in positive behaviour support to reduce challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability.[read the full story...]
Results: 143For: challenging behaviour
NICE learning disabilities and challenging behaviour guidance highlights need for stronger evidence
Haven’t quite had time to read the new NICE guidance yet? Here’s our handy summary of the new recommendations for service design and delivery in relation to learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges.[read the full story...]
Psychotropic medication: finding ways forward for adults with intellectual disabilities #RSMpsychotropics
Rory Sheehan and Angela Hassiotis discuss how to optimise psychotropic medication for people with intellectual disabilities; the theme of their #RSMpsychotropics conference taking place in London today.[read the full story...]
Antipsychotic overprescribing in people with learning disabilities #UCLJournalClub
Tayla McCloud from the #UCLJournalClub presents the findings of a cohort study showing that antipsychotics are being over-prescribed in people with learning disabilities.[read the full story...]
Mental illness, challenging behaviour and psychotropic drugs #UCLJournalClub
Join us at 2-3pm on Wednesday 18th May for the #UCLJournalClub, which will be live broadcasted on YouTube and live tweeted by the @LearningDisElf[read the full story...]
Challenging behaviour in children with Fragile X syndrome
In this blog, Rose Tomlins considers a recent paper, which focuses on expanding the evidence base for efficacy of using functional analysis with children who have Fragile X syndrome and severely challenging behaviour.[read the full story...]
Challenging behaviours in adults with intellectual disabilities linked to injury in their carers?
Genevieve Young Southward takes a look at a recent study on the incidence, types and causes of injury in family and paid carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in Scotland.[read the full story...]
Complex Behaviour Service: is it really an enhanced model for challenging behaviour?
Rachel Allan appraises an observational study, which evaluates a complex behaviour service for people with challenging behaviour. The service, which used the principles of positive behaviour support, showed some short-term improvement, but this was not maintained at 12 months.[read the full story...]
Risk factors for self-injurious behaviour in adolescents with ASD
Self-injurious behaviour can have significant consequences for individuals, their families and carers.
Here, Rachel Allen looks at a study, which focused in particular on adolescents, and considered that the severity of autism symptoms were related to the incidence of self injurious behaviour during adolescence.[read the full story...]
Seclusion and restraint in disability services influenced by both individual and organisational factors
Seclusion, whilst still in use in disability services can be considered at odds with the person-centred values underpinning modern services
Here, Alex Leeder looks at a review of its use in Victoria, Australia, to try to find what factors are associated with its ongoing use.[read the full story...]