Challenging Behaviour

Blogs on challenging behaviour

young child demonstrating challenging behaviour in the form of flopping

What do we mean by Neurodiversity, Neurodivergent, and Neurotypical?

Through increased awareness, sensitivity and understanding we can create environments, activities and interactions that enable inclusivity. We need to create a world where everyone is accepted, included and celebrated for who they are.

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Why is Play so Challenging for Children with Disabilities?

Play is an essential part of growing up. The benefits of play influence all physical and emotional aspects of development from growing stronger to learning how to interact with one another. We anticipate that children will simply know how to play or be able to ‘go play’ with only a little encouragement but play can actually be very difficult for some children and in particular those with disabilities.

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Child with disability finds it hard to engage in play activity with her mother

Simple Strategies for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience challenges acquiring social skills through play and school compared with their neuro-typical peers. Without social skills, children with ASD are faced with situations that outweigh their skills causing frustration. This blog gives, with examples, some simple ways you can help as a parent or caregiver to teach social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder so they can interact with others successfully.

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group of children playing together in the park demonstrating effective social skills

Communication Strategies for Individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

This article discusses a range of strategies that can be used by the communication partner to develop and strengthen potentially communicative signals which is critical in furthering the development of communication skills.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Non Verbal Communicator

12 Ways to Help Students Overcome Challenging Behaviour

Students at school experience all kinds of stresses each day. When it all gets too much the student's behaviour can become challenging. Here are 12 practical and easy-to-use strategies for de-escalating challenging behaviour in the classroom.

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children throwing paper aeroplanes in the classroom - a situation that could easily escalate into challenging behaviour

Sensory Stories for Individuals Experiencing PMLD (Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties)

What makes a story Sensory? What purpose does it serve within the Special Education Classroom? How do you assess a Sensory Story’s value? This article concerns both the theory and practice of Sensory Stories for groups of Learners experiencing PMLD within any establishment. While the article addresses the issue of utilising the Sensory Story approach with groups, it does not preclude its use with an individual Learner although some of the techniques may require a little adjustment.

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a child and mother having a sensory story together

Choice is a Voice: Choice Techniques for Minimising Behaviours Others find Challenging

Having little or no choice is demeaning and has a negative impact on an Individual's Quality of Life. In this blog, we are going to explore Choice as a Voice providing an alternative to behaviours others find challenging.

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Examining the Build Up of Triggers That Lead to Challenging Behaviour: A Personal Perspective

In this article Tony a person with disability in his late sixties will share his personal perspective specifically on antecedents and the need for further detective work to look beyond the immediate antecedent. Instead to look at a range of setting events that could have contributed to the occurrence of behaviours that challenge others.

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