Good article.Executive dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which often occur after injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. Impairment of executive functions is common after an abi and has a profound effect on many aspects of everyday life.This factsheet explains what executive functions are, why they are so important and which part of the brain is responsible for controlling them. Very useful.
Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) "People do not engage in self-injury [or] aggression solely because they have developmental disabilities. There is logic to their behaviour, and functional assessment is an attempt to understand that logic" An FBA is not a single thing; it is a term used to describe a number of methods that allow practitioners to identify the reason a behaviour is occurring (Cooper et al.).
Collecting ABC Data: A Freebie in Step 2 of Meaningful Behavioral Support
Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture. Here are some tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying the behavior and how you can help them stop.