Challenging Behaviours

The Dutch Ministry of Education was approached by the Director of Children’s House in Sergiev Posad, the Russian Federation, who requested assistance with the behaviour problems of some of their students. I was invited to Children’s House as a consultant, to teach staff how to address problem behaviours. I visited Children’s House regularly from 2000 to 2008.

Intervention strategies designed to extinguish students’ inappropriate behaviours were developed with my Russian colleagues (Part A of the Project). Staff training and treatment of the children continued for six years. In the Project’s two final years, the strategies developed during Part A were adapted for parent training (Part B of the Project).

Part A. How should staff in an institutional setting be taught to deal effectively with challenging behaviours? Staff Training:

Part B. How can the parents of children with multiple disabilities be taught to deal effectively with challenging behaviours? Parent Training:

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