Section 3 - Challenging Behaviours
This section focuses on your child’s current challenging behaviours. These will include behaviours that are impacting negatively on your child’s life, like tantrums, aggression and property destruction. You’ll need to describe what each problem behaviour looks like. For example, if you were describing a tantrum you might say he/she throws objects, kicks out and shouts. It’s important that you give a clear and detailed description of what the behaviour looks like. In addition, you can also tick the option which best describes the challenging behaviour.
We’ll also ask you to identify the intensity of the behaviour, how often it happens per day, and for how long. This information helps to determine the best way to measure the behaviour.
Finally, you will be asked to tick a box if there is a link between any of the behaviours you have described. For example, do the behaviours happen at the same time; happen in a predictable chain and/or occur in response to the same situation.
We tend to find most young people will have four to six challenging behaviours. You can enter a maximum of ten. Your consultant will help you focus on the few behaviours that will have the biggest impact when designing your programme.