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The behaviour will have a function. This should be explored using functional analysis. This involves assessing the whole person, their abilities, their skills, their deficits, their likes and dislikes, their family background, their health, their ability to cope with demands and many other things.
From this, the professional involved should be able to work out what the behaviour is achieving – what function it serves. From this, you can develop a support plan.
Tips from parents and professionals who have experience of challenging behaviour
I find it really interesting when I notice a behaviour which is so obviously autistic but which could be overlooked.
We're currently working to produce an informative tips page aimed at helping parents and carers of children and adults with complex needs to deal with difficult and challenging behaviour.
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