The paper considers the kinds of treatment available for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. It draws on research data on the use of reactive strategies and behaviour plans for 235 children and adults rated by carers as extremely challenging, and 276 rated as very challenging, to identify any trends in the management and treatment of challenging behaviour. It finds an increase in written plans for adults but not for children, and no information on the extent to which plans are based on sound functional analyses and contain proactive as well as reactive strategies. Only half the plans were said to have been drawn up with any support from behavioural specialists, and there was no discernible change in the use of reactive strategies.
Lowe, K., Allen, D., Brophy, S. and Moore, K. (2005), "The Management and Treatment of Challenging Behaviours", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 34-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/13595474200500019Download as .RIS
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