Avoiding and Responding to Combative Behaviors

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Description: All behaviors have meaning. Unfortunately, “behaviors” in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often interpreted as inconvenient and irritating to others, with their meaning missed. Behaviors can often be a sign of illness, pain, fear, discomfort, and/or loss in skills. It is important for Direct Support Professionals to understand that managing and interpreting behaviors are part of health care advocacy. This webinar will:

  • Focus on sensory and environmental modifications to reduce fear.
  • Identify possible causes and the meaning of specific behaviors.
  • Understanding those causes to advocate for each individual with IDD.

Duration: 35 minutes