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Carers’ commitment to behavioural support plans

Anthony McGrath Community learning disability nurse, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Burnley

Anthony McGrath provides a literature review of how to ensure treatment integrity by carers seeking to reduce clients’ challenging behaviour

Many people with learning disabilities exhibit some form of challenging behaviour. Research has shown that positive behavioural support (PBS) is effective in minimising or replacing these behaviours, but only if PBS strategies are followed correctly. This article provides a literature review to explore reasons why carers sometimes implement them poorly.

Learning Disability Practice. 16, 7, 22-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 11 March 2013

Accepted: 24 April 2013