Challenging behaviour can be defined from two different perspectives, i.e., from the perspective of the person exhibiting the behaviour and from the perspective of others. From the person's perspective, challenging [Page 35]behaviour gets in the way of having the best quality of life possible, i.e., full community access, valued relationships, continuing development, independence and productivity, and autonomy/self-determination. From another's perspective, challenging behaviour puts the physical safety of the person or others at risk.
- Applied Behaviour Analysis is in support of and subordinate to values.
- Outcome measurement is based on reliable data.
- Comprehensive Functional Assessment is needed to plan support.
- Multi-element, positive behaviour support plans are needed.
- Procedural reliability must be assured.
When someone is identified as having challenging behaviour, the approach of choice is Applied ...