Challenging behaviour describes behaviour that is challenging to parents, carers, teachers and other professionals. Challenging behaviour can include tantrums, hitting or kicking other people, throwing things or self-harming. Behaviour is challenging if it is harmful to the person and others around them, and if it stops the person achieving things in their daily life, such as making friends or concentrating at school. Living with challenging behaviour can be a stressful and exhausting time. Challenging behaviour is not a learning disability, but people with a disability are more likely to show challenging behaviour. This can be due to people having difficulty communicating and expressing frustrations.
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Mental health, behaviour and intellectual abilities of people with Down syndrome
In this module, we will explore how to work with people with developmental disabilities. We will discuss what it means to have a developmental disability , some of the causes of disability, and how normal functioning can be affected. We will take a closer look at some specific developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities , cerebral palsy , autism, and neurological impairments. A disability is an impairment of functioning. Functional impairments may be physical affect the body or cognitive affect mental functioning.
Behavior or Conduct Problems in Children
When schools fail to provide enough support for students, the social, emotional and behavioral challenges that often come along with learning and attention issues can lead to serious consequences. These include social isolation, disproportionate disciplinary rates and an increased likelihood of skipping school, dropping out and becoming involved with the criminal justice system. I got suspended a lot. I would act this way to take the pressure off of myself.
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