Challenging Behaviour

The course notes

The ‘Sensory Approaches to Challenging Behaviour’ course has been popular for some years now and Clives notes evolve as time goes on. This page has many links to papers, presentations and movies.

Clive Smith and Richard Hirstwood

The Roots of Challenging Behaviour

In this very short article we are going to explore the organic causes of challenging behaviour. We will consider why the destructive behaviours seem so entrenched. We will also consider what the individual gets out of this behaviour.

Clive Smith

Creating safe spaces

Problems arise for everyone when trying to learn anything we all know that but just why do we struggle. Generally, one of the obvious problems is the brain needs to prioritise all the aspects of the new tasks. This paper looks at the idea of creating small spaces in classroom and gives you some rational as to why?

Clive Smith

10 ways to...

Promote ‘Self Regulation’  1. Let your child know what you expect. Explain in simple, positive words what you want him to do in certain situations. The clearer and simpler the rules and guidelines are, the better for both of you…

Chris Barson

The Roots of Challenging Behaviour

In this very short article we are going to explore the organic causes of challenging behaviour. We will consider why the destructive behaviours seem so entrenched. We will also consider what the individual gets out of this behaviour.

Clive Smith

Creating safe spaces

Problems arise for everyone when trying to learn anything we all know that but just why do we struggle. Generally, one of the obvious problems is the brain needs to prioritise all the aspects of the new tasks. This paper looks at the idea of creating small spaces in classroom and gives you some rational as to why?

Clive Smith

5 Tips for Dealing with...

…Challenging Behaviour. Much of the time when we are faced with behaviour that challenges us as supporter can stem from the individual’s sensory processing skills being out of balance.

Clive Smith

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