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By Ian Peate, Debra Fearns

That includes eleven chapters, each with an in depth word list, studying to deal with individuals with studying Disabilities is designed for use as a reference e-book in both the scientific atmosphere, lecture room or at domestic. Chapters are re-divided into discrete sections reflecting modern studying incapacity nursing perform. References to care in more than a few fundamental and secondary care settings are made through the ebook. each one bankruptcy starts with key issues and concludes with a precis of the numerous issues to enhance studying.

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Urbana: University of Illinois Press. , Dagnan, D. & Loumidis, K. (1997) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities, London, Brunner-Routledge. Thompson, N. (2003) Communication and language: A Handbook of Theory and Practice, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. Trevithick, P. (2000) Social Work Skills: A Practice Handbook, Buckingham, Open University Press. 3 The Importance of Managing Behaviours which Pose Challenges COSTAS JOANNIDES KEY POINTS • ‘Challenging behaviour’ is a complex term to define and understand; it is a term that is used often and can lead to prejudgements and stigmatisation.

1. Many carers refer to challenging behaviour as a specific behaviour or a group of behaviours which involve significant risks to people’s physical wellbeing, or which act to reduce access to community settings, or result in being denied access to ordinary community facilities. These may include, for example, exhibiting physical and verbal aggression and perhaps minor selfinjury and stereotyping behaviours which may lead to significant levels of avoidance by members of the public. It should be noted that challenging behaviour is not synonymous with mental health or psychiatric disorder, but appears to be a functional adaptive response to particular environments, people and objects, for example, rather than the manifestation of any underlying psychiatric pathological impairment.

Emerson et al. 1988) The Department of Health (1993) pointed out that any successful interventions rely on staff/carers having a broad knowledge base in relation to safe reactive strategies, psychological and behavioural approaches and long-term skills-teaching strategies. Skills and knowledge linked with behaviour are central in managing challenging behaviour and have been shown to be effective (Lindsay 2001). 1. Many carers refer to challenging behaviour as a specific behaviour or a group of behaviours which involve significant risks to people’s physical wellbeing, or which act to reduce access to community settings, or result in being denied access to ordinary community facilities.

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