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Calming the crisis: defusing challenging behavior

Challenging behavior is often the expression of an unmet need, and in many instances that need is for control, empathy or an environmental change (Tanwar, Lloyd, & Julies, 2016). Recognizing the signals of an individual escalating allows for intervention before the situation reaches a crisis point. Intervening early can potentially keep the situation from escalating to the individual exhibiting challenging behaviors.

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