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ERIC Number: EJ1124238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
The Influence of Staff Training on Challenging Behaviour in Individuals with Intellectual Disability: A Review
Cox, Alison D.; Dube, Charmayne; Temple, Beverley
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v19 n1 p69-82 Mar 2015
Many individuals with intellectual disability engage in challenging behaviour. This can significantly limit quality of life and also negatively impact caregivers (e.g., direct care staff, family caregivers and teachers). Fortunately, efficacious staff training may alleviate some negative side effects of client challenging behaviour. Currently, a systematic review of studies evaluating whether staff training influences client challenging behaviour has not been conducted. The purpose of this article was to identify emerging patterns, knowledge gaps and make recommendations for future research on this topic. The literature search resulted in a total of 19 studies that met our inclusion criteria. Articles were separated into four staff training categories. Studies varied across sample size, support staff involved in training, study design, training duration and data collection strategy. A small sample size (n = 19) and few replication studies, alongside several other procedural limitations prohibited the identification of a best practice training approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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