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Challenging Behaviour A Unified Approach

Challenging Behaviour A Unified Approach COMMENTARY Julian Morris Clinical Psychologist, Croydon Joint Community Learning Disability Team Report context 4 a ‘redefinition’ of the term ‘challenging behaviour’ Of late there has been a flurry of reports of relevance to 4 the concepts of ‘capable environments’ and ‘clinical advocacy’ professionals working with people with learning disabilities: the 4 creative commissioning updated Mansell report (DoH, 2007c), the Commission for 4 good practice standards. Healthcare Audit and Inspection reports into services at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust (2006) and Sutton and Merton Redefinition of challenging behaviour Primary Care Trust (2007), guidance on the commissioning of The report ‘redefines’ the term challenging behaviour, building learning disability health services (DoH, 2007a), Death by on the widely used definition of Emerson (1995; both definitions Indifference (Mencap, 2007), Valuing People Now consultation are outlined in Box 1, below). (DoH, 2007c)… the list goes on. Among these publications was Challenging Behaviour: A Unified Approach (Royal College of Box 1: Definitions of challenging behaviour Psychiatrists, British Psychological Society and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 2007) – a report that is the Behaviour can be described as challenging when it is of such outcome of a working group of the learning disability faculties an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Emerald Publishing

Challenging Behaviour A Unified Approach

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Emerald Publishing
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1753-0180
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10.1108/17530180200800019
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COMMENTARY Julian Morris Clinical Psychologist, Croydon Joint Community Learning Disability Team Report context 4 a ‘redefinition’ of the term ‘challenging behaviour’ Of late there has been a flurry of reports of relevance to 4 the concepts of ‘capable environments’ and ‘clinical advocacy’ professionals working with people with learning disabilities: the 4 creative commissioning updated Mansell report (DoH, 2007c), the Commission for 4 good practice standards. Healthcare Audit and Inspection reports into services at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust (2006) and Sutton and Merton Redefinition of challenging behaviour Primary Care Trust (2007), guidance on the commissioning of The report ‘redefines’ the term challenging behaviour, building learning disability health services (DoH, 2007a), Death by on the widely used definition of Emerson (1995; both definitions Indifference (Mencap, 2007), Valuing People Now consultation are outlined in Box 1, below). (DoH, 2007c)… the list goes on. Among these publications was Challenging Behaviour: A Unified Approach (Royal College of Box 1: Definitions of challenging behaviour Psychiatrists, British Psychological Society and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 2007) – a report that is the Behaviour can be described as challenging when it is of such outcome of a working group of the learning disability faculties an

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Advances in Mental Health and Learning DisabilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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