Scatolia: positive behaviour support for a client with Goltz syndrome
Anne-Marie Martin Lecturer in intellectual disability nursing, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College, Cork, Ireland
Anne-Marie Martin explains how a person-centred intervention reduced the incidence of challenging behaviour exhibited by a person with intellectual disabilities
This article presents a case study of how positive behaviour support improved the quality of life of a client, a young woman with a rare chromosomal disorder, in an Irish residential service for people with intellectual disability. The client’s biological, psychological and social presentations are outlined, including one of her challenging behaviours, scatolia which appeared to be linked to each of these elements of her life. In addition, her behaviour support plan, based on a full assessment, is described.
Learning Disability Practice. 16, 1, 26-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.02.16.1.26.e660Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 17 May 2011
Accepted: 24 October 2011