Challenging Behaviours

In some circumstances difficult behaviour can become increasingly challenging, or so disruptive that it impacts on the emotional or physical safety of the child/young person or others. In these situations, they will need support and assistance so the behaviours do not result in life-changing problems for themselves, their ...1

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Causes of Challenging Behaviours

It may be the case that these behaviours are demonstrating an underlying problem such as exposure to teasing, bullying, domestic violence, or abuse or neglect (including parenting practices such as shouting, belting, pushing, ignoring or belittling). They may also reflect ...2

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Diagnosis of Challenging Behaviours

Early Recognition: Given behaviour problems can have a long-term impact on a child or young person, it is important that they are identified and managed as soon as possible. Listed below are a number of sources of assistance to ...3

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Causes List for Challenging Behaviours

Possible causes of Challenging Behaviours (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Challenging Behaviours

Excessive disruptive or aggressive behaviour at any age must be taken seriously, and should not be dismissed as a "phase" or something to "grow out of". Such behaviour may begin with frequent loss of temper, irritability, impulsive behaviour, or becoming ...5

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  1. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 8/ 34/ 192/ behaviour-management
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 8/ 34/ 192/ behaviour-management

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