Understanding Behaviour

Understanding Behaviour

This course will enable participants to have an increased understanding of behaviours that cause concern (behaviours that challenge) and the reason for these with a view to putting in place supportive strategies to reduce their impact and increase the well-being of the individual and those around them. 


One day. (This could also be run as a half-day session).

Target audience

This course is designed for those who provide support in circumstances where the behavioural challenges of children or adults has significant impact, or where a service is looking for practical strategies to reduce the instances of behaviours that concern.

Pre-requisite knowledge and skill

There is no pre-requisite of prior knowledge required for this course which is practically focussed.

Assessment method

There are no formal assessments in this course, but application of learning is informally measured through group work, practical activities, quizzes and discussions.

On completing the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of behaviour and how this links with the communication of unmet needs 
  • Explore commonly used terminology and recognise that many terms are “value-laden”
  • Understand the difference between “challenging” and “restrictive” behaviour and recognise the impact of behaviour on self and others
  • Understand that each person’s view of behaviour is influenced by personal belief’s values and attitudes
  • Understand a range of functions of behaviour
  • Explore how the teaching of “alternative” and “replacement” skills can reduce behaviours of concern
  • Understand how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can be used to enable the teaching of alternative and replacement skills
  • Explore the importance of consistency in planning and implementation of strategies.  

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