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McKim, Jules; Samuel, Judith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) provides an overarching framework for supporting quality-of-life improvements for people who use challenging behaviour. Rapport, or the lack of it, is well understood as a setting factor for some challenging behaviours. Intensive Interaction is an approach that, among other possible outcomes, can…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Relationship, Quality of Life
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Rowe, Gareth; Nevin, Helen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This is a report of a service improvement pilot project undertaken at an inpatient autism service for adults with intellectual disabilities and severe challenging behaviours. Within the service, a key facet of the care pathway was the use of a biopsychosocial case formulation. Formulation meetings were led by psychology and involved a full…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Autism, Behavior Disorders, Severe Disabilities
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Pritchard, Andrew; Roy, Ashok – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
Background: There is an increase in people with learning disabilities with offending and other disturbed behaviour who are placed in the local community and out of their area of origin. Aims: To compare clients placed locally and out of area. Method: All authorities in an English region were surveyed and interviewed about their clients placed…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Community Surveys, Interviews, Job Placement
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Huxley, Adam; Van-Schaik, Paul; Witts, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
This study investigated the frequency and severity of challenging behaviour in adults with Down's syndrome with and without signs of dementia. Care staff were interviewed using the Aberrant Behaviour Checklist-Community version (M.G. Aman & N.N. Singh, Slosson, East Aurora, NY, 1994), to investigate the frequency and severity of challenging…
Descriptors: Dementia, Severity (of Disability), Mental Retardation, Comparative Analysis
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Newman, David W.; Summerhill, Lisa; Mosley, Ellis; Tooth, Claire – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article examines the case of a male with Down syndrome who has been referred to a clinical psychology service due to challenging behaviors. It provides a case history and rationale for the assessment of autism, and describes the positive effects of an intervention for increasing staff awareness of autism. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Autism, Behavior Disorders
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Bell, Dorothy M.; Espie, Colin A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
People with learning disabilities who also exhibit challenging behaviour live in a social context that should be considered in order to understand and deal with their behaviours. This context includes the characteristics of staff members, and their satisfaction with the whole culture and environment in which they work. The social context will also…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Males, Employee Attitudes