First published in 1994. This book is a practical guide for those involved in the daily care, education and development of people with learning disabilities and additional behavioural and emotional disturbances. It will assist professional helpers in understanding the nature of an individual’s difficulties and in developing interventions aimed at alleviating them.
Introduction; 1. Understanding and Managing Behavioural and Emotional Difficulties 2. Assessing the Problem 3. Defining the Problem 4. Altering Setting Conditions 5. Altering Triggers Associated with Problematic Behaviour 6. Teaching New Skills 7. Encouraging Appropriate Alternatives 8. Encouraging Absence of the Problematic Behaviour 9. Teaching and Encouraging Self-Management 10. Responding to Problematic Behaviour 11. Reviewing Progress 12. Supporting Long-term Quality Work 13. Case Studies; Further Reading; Index