Evaluating a community-based project for supporting clients with challenging behaviour

McKenzie, Karen, Broad, Ralph, MacLean, Hannah, Megson, Paula, Wilson, Suzanne and Miller, Sarah (2009) Evaluating a community-based project for supporting clients with challenging behaviour. Learning Disability Practice, 12 (4). pp. 27-32. ISSN 1465-8712

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ldp2009.05.12.4.27.c6997

Abstract

The authors evaluate a small pilot project which used psychology graduates in a dual support worker/psychology assistant role to support people whose behaviour is challenging. Although there was a reduction in challenging behaviour, improvement in staff practice and increase in enjoyable activities outside of the home, there were limitations with recording methods and external factors, such as service reorganisation, which made it difficult to demonstrate these improvements across all services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning disability, social inclusion, challenging behaviour
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen Mckenzie
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 14:42
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18126

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