The term Challenging Behaviour is usually defined as:

“Culturally abnormal behaviour(s) of such an intensity, frequency or duration that the physical safety of the person or others is likely to be placed in serious jeopardy, or behaviour which is likely to seriously limit use of, or result in the person being denied access to, ordinary community facilities.”

Ref: Emerson, 1995, cited in Emerson, E (2001, 2nd edition): Challenging Behaviour: Analysis and intervention in people with learning disabilities.

Often this term is associated with people with learning disability. In fact challenging behaviours are the product of interaction between an individual and its environment and frequently challenging behaviours label is put on individuals when their particular behaviour outgrows the service capacity.

We fully comprehend the dynamics of such interactions and are very confident that our team of dedicated and experienced professional is able to understand the individual in holistic manner, is able to formulate the genesis of such so called challenging behaviours through applied functional and behavioural analysis, and then working together with all involved make decisions regarding appropriate therapeutic interventions involving altering environment, affecting the interaction positively and enhancing capacity of the individual to deal with difficult situations in more appropriate manner.


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