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Challenging Behaviour and People with Intellectual Disabilities

A handbook (second edition)

Price: £25.00
Challenging Behaviour and People with Intellectual Disabilities: A handbook (second edition).
Author(s): Peter Baker and Tony Osgood

Challenging Behaviour and People with Intellectual Disabilities (second edition) addresses the need for an up-to-date handbook which, while well-grounded in research and latest clinical practice, is essentially non-academic and accessible for staff occupying many roles, for example, support workers and managers in learning disability service settings, community learning disability teams, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professional who may find themselves supporting a person with an intellectual disability from time to time, as well as family members and students of both mental health and intellectual disability.

The new edition is a complete revision and updating on content, aiming to address key knowledge requirements and concerns of people working in the field, with opportunities for reflections and professional development. The content is illustrated by case studies to help the reader explore how best to address issues in practice. 

This handbook will benefit:


  • Support workers and managers in learning disability service settings
  • Community learning disability teams
  • Psychologists
  • Pscyhiatrists
  • All professionals who support a person with a learning disability
  • Family members
  • Students of mental health and intellectual disability. 


ISBN: 978191128956
Publication: 31 January 2019

Contents includes:


Challenging Behaviour: how big is the problem?

Positive Behaviour Support

Part 2: Fundamental principles of intervention

Introduction: starting points

Assessing challenging behaviour 

Communication and challenging behaviour



Early intervention in families

School-wide PBS

Part 3: Responding follows understanding

Introduction: functional, constructive, socially valid

Setting things up to go right

Keeping safe: responding to challenging behaviour

Learning new ways of behaving

Thinking about challenging behaviour


Part 4: Tales from the Field

Introduction: life in the real world

Can you hear me? Involving people using services in services

Legal considerations

How we like to be supported

Working for change