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Even when we think we understand the cause of the behaviour, it is important to consider a range possibilities and monitor behaviour carefully.  The cause may not always be obvious.

Other Triggers for Challenging Behaviour

In the previous pages you have seen that there are a number of things in the environment that might trigger challenging behaviour.  The different situations described in the section on causes of challenging behaviour are some of the most common reasons why we see challenging behaviour. However, these are certainly not the only reasons. 

In the following pages we will outline some other triggers for challenging behaviour that may be relevant including:


interruption to repetitive activities

frustration related to poor communication skills

challenging behaviour in specific settings

These sections also cover how to manage these behaviours.

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