Working with People with Challenging Behaviors


By Nathan Ory

A guide for maintaining positive relationships

Are you an educator, support person or family member who supports or serves a person with challenging behavior? If so, this manual is for you. With these clear instructions and lively examples, you can guide that person toward fulfilling relationships and greater choice and control in life.

Bring these proven techniques into the home, classroom, workplace, or community setting, and you will soon learn to: 

  • Anticipate and prevent predictable episodes 
  • Guide, divert, and distract a person out of an escalating episode
  • Train alternative coping skills
  • Encourage and appreciate the person’s strengths and unique progress
  • Calm the environment for others.

ISBN 978-1-892696-38-0
280 Pages

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9.25 × 0.75 in


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