5.2 Describe how an individual can be supported to reflect on an incident including:
How they were feeling at the time prior to and directly before the incident
Here is the method, described in three points: 1. [ [ [ [ A definition of the challenging behaviour in question: Before conducting a functional assessment, it is essential to have a clear and concise definition of the behaviour of concern (which may include specific examples of the behaviour, as well as how often it happens), as this will aid a consistent approach. Indeed, as a functional
assessment may consider observations/records/ideas from more than one person, it is important that everyone has exactly the same behaviour in mind. A good definition may also serve as a helpful reference in cases such as (a) a behaviour goes into remission but reappears at a later date; (b) an individual makes a transition from one support service to another (e.g., from child to adult service); or (c) a person experiences numerous changes in individual support staff.
In addition to defining the challenging behaviour itself, it can be helpful to define the early warning signs . These simply refer to any physical signs, or behaviours, that tend to occur prior to the challenging behaviour occurring. For example, someone becoming red in the face, and starting to pace quickly, may be a typical sign that they are feeling anxious, and may resort to aggressive behaviour.
2. An assessment of the antecedent (i.e., what happens before) events: Certain things often appear to trigger challenging behaviour. What antecedent events (e.g., activities; settings; individuals; objects; thoughts; or feelings) are most likely to predict the occurrence of the behaviour? What antecedent events are most likely to predict the non-occurrence of the behaviour?
3. ] ] ] ]
There are no new answers.