The tag cloud on the Learning Disabilities Elf blog shows quite clearly that challenging behaviour is the topic we post about most, which reflects the ratio in published studies. Challenging behaviour can have a major impact on the safety of the person, people they live with or people who support them and is a major factor in breakdown of support arrangements.
In recent years, we have been improving our understanding of challenging behaviour in people with learning disabilities and the development of positive behavioural support has provided a clear and ethical framework for responses.
We thought therefore you would be interested to know of some news relating to the excellent resources provided by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
The CBF have always produced arrange of information leaflets, but have recently re-launched a number of these as summary versions, which contain all the key points of the full information sheets, but in a more accessible format, making it quicker and easier to find what you are looking for.
The summary versions cover:
- Understanding challenging behaviour
- Supporting behaviour change
- Communication and challenging behaviour
- Health and challenging behaviour
- Self-injurious behaviour
- Pica (eating inedible objects)
- Difficult sexual behaviour
- Mental health problems
- The use of physical interventions
- The use of medication
- Getting a statement•
- Planning for the future
- Making decisions – the law
- Ten top tips
Have a look and let us know what you think: Summary information factsheets on challenging behaviour, Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
It is very useful that more information is available for parents as service providers do not always keep up.