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Explain how a range of factors may be associated with challenging behaviours

There are a range of factors that may contribute to challenging behaviours including:

  • Boredom
  • Lack of boundaries
  • Mental health
  • Lack of understanding
  • Emotional expression
  • Excessive demands
  • Not having enough money to buy something


Challenging behaviours may be caused by one or more of these or something different entirely. It is important to understand the factors that result in challenging behaviour for each individual to establish a strategy for managing and/or preventing it.