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Challenging behaviour in children with learning disabilities.

Gates, Bob; Wray, Jane; Newell, Rob

Authors

Bob Gates

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Dr Jane Wray J.Wray@hull.ac.uk
Director of Research, Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Rob Newell



Abstract

This article outlines the initial stages of an ongoing experiment to evaluate the comparative efficacy of two different therapeutic interventions--behaviour modification and gentle teaching--in the management of challenging behaviour in children who have learning disabilities. Using a workshop approach, parents are taught the principles and practice of one of these two interventions to enable better management of their child's challenging behaviour. A range of intervention outcomes are then compared with those of a control group. Preliminary analysis of data has been conducted on information gathered from those parents (n = 24) who attended the gentle teaching workshop only. The results indicate that brief intervention training in gentle teaching can have a positive impact upon the challenging behaviour of the child.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 24, 1996
Journal British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Print ISSN 0966-0461
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 19
Pages 1189 - 1194
APA6 Citation Gates, B., Wray, J., & Newell, R. (1996). Challenging behaviour in children with learning disabilities. British Journal of Nursing, 5(19), 1189 - 1194. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.1996.5.19.1189
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.1996.5.19.1189
Keywords Challenging behaviour children Learning disabilities
Publisher URL https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.1996.5.19.1189
PMID 9006183
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