Behavior Support is most likely one of the main types of support educators, parents and family members are researching when they have an individuals that has challenging behaviors. Behavior Support is complicated and should be highly individualized to the needs of the individual. Many times you will need to get to and identify the root cause or function of the behavior behavior in order to develop a meaningful way to intervene. Antecedent Based Interventions strive to change the environment ahead of time to avoid the behaviors in the first place. Other methods many attempt to provide a communication method that takes the place of the behavior's message and says the same thing without the individual using the challenging behavior. Sometimes teaching appropriate behavior related skills can be a way to address the topic globally.  In either case, a clear understanding of what the behavior is, why the behavior occurs and what the plan is to address the behavior is needed. 

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