NICE guideline: learning disabilities and challenging behaviour


Children with learning disabilities can exhibit challenging behaviour; learn how best to intervene and prevent it

This Guidelines for Nurses summary of NICE Guideline 11, Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges, explores how you can work with people who have learning disabilities that exhibit challenging behaviour, as well as their parents, carers, and families. Patients experiencing these issues can be difficult to work with and it is essential that they and their carers are supported and understand learning disabilities and how they can lead to challenging behaviour. Log in to learn more about:

  • General principles of care
  • Physical health care
  • Support and interventions for family members or carers
  • Early identification of the emergence of behaviour that challenges
  • Assessment of behaviour that challenges
  • Psychological and environmental interventions
  • Medication.

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