Functional Assessments with People with Intellectual Disabilities who Display Behaviour That Challenges: Practical Considerations
Sarah Webster. Functional Assessments with People with Intellectual Disabilities who Display Behaviour That Challenges: Practical Considerations. September 2021
This essay discusses functional assessments (FAs) in the context of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). It will focus on its use with people with intellectual disabilities (ID) who display behaviour that challenges services. While acknowledging the value FAs can bring to PBS plans, this essay argues there is scope for a more holistic, multi-disciplinary approach towards behaviour that challenges & the development of evidence-based user-friendly methods.
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