Does challenging behaviour have communicative intent for many children with disabilities and represent an attempt on the part of the learner to communicate a need?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:00 am ad1c9bdddf
Whether a student is disabled or not, all behaviours (both good and bad) are an attempt to communicate and represent an attempt on the part of the learner to communicate a need. This is especially true with students with disabilities because they often cannot communicate as verbally as children without a learning disability. Physical aggression, threatening language and gestures, isolation, covering eyes and ears with hands, etc... are all ways to communicate to the people around them that something is not right or that they wish to escape from a difficult task that they find too challenging to complete. ...
This posting discusses challenging behaviour as communicative intent. It discusses whether challenging behavior has a communicative intent for many children with disabilities and represents an attempt on the part of the learner to communicate a need. The explanation is given in 411 words.