Behaviour is a way for a child or young person to communicate. This means behaviour is their way of letting you know something is not right, but they can't or don't know how else to communicate that.
It can be seen like an iceberg - the behaviour is what you see above the water, but there's lots more going on underneath the surface!
‘Challenging behaviour’ is how we talk about a range of behaviours which some people with severe learning disabilities may display to get needs met." - The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Find out more about what challenging behaviour is and can look like by visiting the Challenging Behaviour Foundation's website.
Last reviewed: 23/06/2021