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Challenging Behaviour: Analysis and Intervention in People with Learning Difficulties

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:320
  1. Andrew H Reid

    Eric Emerson Cambridge University Press, pounds sterling19.95, pp 233 ISBN 0 521 40665 X

    The term “challenging behaviour” is a product of the 1980s and of political correctness. As defined by Eric Emerson it is: “Culturally abnormal behaviour of such an intensity, frequency or duration that the physical safety of the person or others is likely to be placed in serious jeopardy, or behaviour which is likely to seriously limit the use of, or result in the person being denied access to, ordinary community facilities.” In the context …

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