Evaluate the effectiveness of proactive strategies on mitigating challenging behaviours?
Much can be done to reduce/prevent challenging behaviours by examining all areas accessed by the young person and developing both proactive and reactive strategies. General measures include: a) Identification of precursor behaviours i.e. [ [ tense muscles, pacing, sweating, facial expression, increased rate of breathing. b) Ensuring children and young people have personal space and privacy. c)
Providing structured activities. d) Through planning and preparation help young people to achieve appropriate levels of autonomy, personal identity and, where appropriate, take control of their lives. To achieve this, carers will need the knowledge, training and experience to adapt their communication skills to use the appropriate total communication approach e) Completion of an Intervention plan. ] ]
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