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difficulties faced by social care staff when managing challenging behaviour

01 March 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Many people with a learning disability live in community settings supported by social care staff. A relatively high proportion of staff will support an individual...

behaviours that challenge

01 November 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Even though challenging behaviour is common among people with learning disabilities not all carers use guidelines issued by clinical psychologists. Karen McKenzie...

Person-centred support of people who exhibit challenging behaviour

01 March 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes person-centred and positive behaviour support techniques in the care of people with learning disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviour....

training to meet the challenge

01 February 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The need for in-service training to support staff groups working with people with learning disabilities in community settings has been well documented over a number...

Evaluation of anger management groups in learning disability populations

09 December 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The motivation for writing this paper followed the development and delivery of a community-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) anger management group for adults...

Positive behaviour support in a medium secure environment

01 July 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article demonstrates that when staff are trained in the positive behaviour support (PBS) model of care it helps them to manage challenging behaviour in patients...

The potential effects of insomnia on quality of life

01 July 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Difficulty in sleeping can be a serious problem for people with learning disabilities, reducing their quality of life and increasing the incidence of challenging...

the influence of attachment on relationships in caring for people with learning disability

01 March 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

This article examines how an understanding of attachment theory can be helpful when trying to respond to incidents of challenging behaviour. Attachments can underpin...

Role of carers’ assessments in behaviour analysis

01 October 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Research has shown positive behaviour support to be effective in minimising challenging behaviours and replacing them with socially valid alternatives. The success...

Effective engagement through intensive interaction

01 November 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article reviews research on the effects of intensive interaction (II) on the conduct, health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities who exhibit...