Challenging Behaviour

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This assignment is going to discuss the causes, effects and strategies relating to challenging behaviours in settings. It will incorporate the discussion on available legislation that attempts to deal with challenging behaviour in settings such as work based settings. It will further analyse behaviour and its impact on the individual of a variety of special needs and challenging behaviours and will look at the positive support planning available that attempts to address challenging behaviour. According to Emerson et al (2011), “challenging behaviour is an umbrella term used to describe any behaviour that puts the person and those around them at risk”. Examples of challenging behaviour are aggression, self-injuries behaviour, property destruction, oppositional behaviour, stereotyped behaviours, socially inappropriate behaviour, and withdrawn behaviour.
Human behaviour happens for a reason and understanding its causes is key to managing certain behaviours. Different reasons can be attributed to the causes of some challenging behaviours and these can be driven by different reasons such as seeking social attention, an attempt to seek advantage and get something, an attempt to escape from something like a trauma and some can arise from an enjoyment of certain sensory activities. As has been described that the causes vary depending on individuals, it should also be borne in mind that behaviour can have a harmful effect on the lives of both the individuals behaving in a challenging way, and others who live and work around those individuals. Hence it is imperative that practitioners working within health and social care can deal with challenging behaviour in an appropriate way that supports the safety and wellbeing of the individual, the practitioner and others exposed to the services offered. The causes will now be examined in turn.
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