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Need help with your child’s behaviour?

Friday 2nd February 2018


You are not alone. There are many reasons disabled children exhibit behaviour that challenges, and there are often complex reasons behind a child's behaviour - it is rarely anyone's 'fault'.

Parents can feel under a lot of pressure to solve behaviour problems, and are naturally very worried about the best approach to take.

Our newly updated guide for parents, Understanding your child's behaviour, looks at:

  • Why children behave in different ways.
  • How to set the scene for good behaviour, recognising triggers and finding strategies.
  • Managing specific issues, like tantrums or biting.
  • Looking after yourself - people and organisations who can support you and your family.
  • Puberty and the teenage years, plus much more.

You can download Understanding your child's behaviour, or visit our webpage on behaviour that challenges.

Challenging Behaviour Research

We are excited to be working with University College London (UCL) and various hospitals on a new research project on challenging behaviour called "Evaluation of Parent Intervention for Challenging with Intellectual Disabilities" (EPICC-ID).

This research is looking at the importance of early intervention for pre-school children; supporting parents to help them manage their child's behaviour. 

How to get involved?

  • Does your child have delays in development and challenging behaviour (e.g. screaming, hitting themselves or others, breaking and damaging things, not listening to you)?
  • Is your child aged 30-59 months with moderate to severe learning disability?
  • Are you interested in helping test a programme that aims to help parents called Stepping Stones Triple P?
  • The study is taking place in North and South London, the North East and North West of England.

To find out more about getting involved in the research please email the research team on epicc-id@ucl.ac.uk