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Tricky Moments

Tricky Moments

ENABLE Scotland has a booklet called
Tricky Moments, which has practical tips and strategies for managing challenging behaviour from children who have a learning disability. 

You can read the PDF copy by following the link above. We have also produced an audio version​ and a web page version for people to focus on individual subjects in the booklet.

All the tips and ideas in the booklet have been tried and tested by parents, teachers and other professionals, and cover a range of topics, including:
  • aggressive behaviour;
  • repetitive questioning/actions; 
  • sexualised behaviour; 
  • withdrawal;
  • toilet training;
  • inappropriate language;
  • eating challenges;
  • separation anxiety; and
  • sleeping difficulties.
The ideas and suggestions in the booklet are not guaranteed to work, but they are strategies that have worked for others and may be effective for you. Everyone will react differently to different approaches, and the age of the person you are caring for will also make a difference.

You can also order copies of Tricky Moments by ENABLE Direct​. Individual copies for parents are free.
We have also written a version of the booklet for teachers called "It's the little things".

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