Person-centred support of people who exhibit challenging behaviour
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Person-centred support of people who exhibit challenging behaviour

Alexis Camble Campaigns and policy officer, Charity United Response, London

Alexis Camble presents two case studies to demonstrate how a system of tailored support can reduce anxiety among people with learning disabilities

This article describes person-centred and positive behaviour support techniques in the care of people with learning disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviour. Such behaviours are often triggered and reinforced by anxiety and two case studies are included to demonstrate how this can be reduced. They also show how consistency of support and information sharing by support staff can maximise clients’ choice and control, and that the gradual introduction of new activities can help clients to become more independent and so reduce the incidence of challenging behaviours.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 2,18-20. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.


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This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

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