NVQ3, Explain how a range of factors may be associated with challenging behaviours.
The importance of identifying patterns of behaviour or triggers that result in challenging behaviour is that early warning signs can be spotted and acted upon before the behaviour happens or escallates.
Some identifications of a precursor to [ [ challenging behaviour are tense muscles, pacing, sweating, facial expressions and increased rate of breathing. These can be difficult to spot in young
children. A young person may exhibit changes in their ?baseline? behaviour or mood.
Factors that can lead to mood changes are:-
? Lack of choice ? ensure there are plenty of activities to choose from
? Boredom through lack of environment ? ensure a good, well set out environment
? Limited communication and understanding ? ensure you engage children in conversation
? Over stimulation through noise and general disruption to routine ? a calm environment is needed
? Overcrowding ? if too many children around one activity then redirect some to another activity
? Antagonism, aggression or provocation by others ? the child causing the disruption needs to be removed from the situation before it escalates
? Frustration ? a child may get frustrated if they can?t do a certain activity, adult intervention will diffuse this situation as the activity can be shown to the child
? Physical illness ? the child will need extra support if they are unwell
? Emotional upset due to bereavement ? the child will need extra support ] ]
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