New report encourages evidence-based treatment of challenging behaviours

When an adult with developmental disabilities becomes aggressive or starts to self-harm, most people assume that professional caregivers know how best to handle such challenging behaviour. But what if the professionals aren’t necessarily using the best treatments?

That situation is a reality in Ontario and is the impetus for a new report co-authored by Alison Cox and Valdeep Saini, two assistant professors in Brock University’s Department of Applied Disability Studies.

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