UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX AND CHALLENGING NEEDS
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Credit points: 15
The complex support needs of people with cognitive disabilities arise from interplay between multiple factors such as social disadvantage, poor physical and/or mental health, and impaired cognition and communication. Challenging behaviours are exhibited by many people with cognitive disability as a result of their complex support needs. Such behaviours often entail their exclusion from services or the imposition of restrictive practices. In this subject, students will explore behavioural and non-behavioural perspectives on understanding challenging behaviours, and both individual and systemic interventions to create change. Three principal research-based interventions are explored: Positive Behaviour Support, Attachment, and the creation of Psychologically-Informed Environments. Students will be encouraged to master each of these distinct approaches before trying to think about synthesis of these making judgements about which is most appropriate for a person in a particular context.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorSian Anderson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into HCADP
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Attachment in Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Clinicians Guide to Practice and Research
AuthorFletcher, H.K., Flood, A., & Hare, D.J.
New Directions in the Treatment of Aggressive Behaviour for Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities
AuthorLiberman, R.P., & Lavinga, G.W.
PublisherNova Science Publishers: New York
Incorporating Attachment Theory into Practice: Clinical Practice Guideline for Clinical Psychologists working with People who have Intellectual Disabilities
AuthorSkelly, A., Fletcher, H.K., Flood, A., & Jones, L.
PublisherThe British Psychological Society
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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