Many people with IDD/MI engage in behavior that is disruptive, dangerous, or difficult. The Direct Support Professional is in a unique position to use behavior support to increase the person's quality of life by recognizing and addressing underlying mental health conditions, discomfort, and medication side effects. The causes and functions of challenging behavior, as well as strategies and skills to support positive behavior will be discussed.
Melissa Cheplic, MPH, The Boggs Center, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ.
This DVD is part of a series. See WBDSP18-2025DS.