WEL206 discusses positive behavioural support for younger people with intellectual disability and older people with dementia with distressed or challenging behaviours. Students will select one or other group. The subject will adopt a critical and holistic biopsychosocial approach to understanding the functions of behaviour, its relationship to communication, and the social, environmental, psychological, economic, political and personal impacts on human behaviour in relation to vulnerable people from these groups. The subject explores concepts including creating enabling environments, positive communication, values and ethics, the social impact of stigma and labelling as well as how we can provide positive support to the client and family. Specific concepts of care and tools for assessing and working with behaviours of concern are critically evaluated.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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