- Recommendation ID
Preventing behaviour that challenges from developing in children aged under 5 years with a learning disability:- Can positive behaviour support provided for children aged under 5 years with a learning disability reduce the risk of developing behaviour that challenges?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- Behaviour that challenges is common in children with a learning disability and can have a considerable impact on them and their family members or carers. It is a common reason for residential placement with associated high costs. Positive behaviour support aims to reduce behaviour that challenges and increase quality of life through teaching new skills and adjusting the environment to promote positive behaviour changes. Early intervention with children at risk of developing behaviour that challenges offers an opportunity to significantly enhance their life and that of their family members or carers.
The question should be addressed by a programme of research that includes:
- developing interventions to prevent behaviour that challenges from developing in children aged under 5 years
- assessing the feasibility of the formal evaluation of the interventions in a randomised controlled trial
- testing the clinical and cost effectiveness of the interventions in a large scale randomised controlled trial with long-term follow-up
- evaluating the implementation of the interventions in routine care.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges
- Date issued
- May 2015
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|