Ready-to-Use Interventions for Challenging Students (Grades P-12)
Why do some students challenging behaviour continue and/or increase when the intention of well-meaning caregivers is the opposite?
Individuals with pervasive and persistent challenging behaviour are often reinforced by the very things that are commonly used to attempt to decrease it. In addition, they often have underlying skill deficits that need to be directly taught and strengthened to fluency. To break the cycle of problem-punish-problem-punish, we need a different approach based on the behaviour science of that considers why the behaviour occurs or the possible function(s). In order to do this all team members serving an individual need a clear understanding of underlying concepts of behaviour science (often surrounded with confusion) and how behaviour science can provide a multi-tiered systems of support framework for other approaches such as Trauma Informed Care and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.