Identify types of challenging behaviours

NOTE: Please be aware that the information on this page is a very rough draft and has not been fact-checked so should be used accordingly (taken with a pinch of salt)! However, it should (hopefully) give you some pointers and set you off in the right direction.

Types of challenging behaviour include:


  • Self-injury (e.g. headbutting a wall, biting own arm)
  • Aggressive behaviour (e.g. hitting, screaming, verbal abuse, spitting towards others etc.)
  • Inappropriate sexual behaviour (e.g. masturbating in public, exposing genitals etc.)
  • Damage to property (e.g. breaking windows, kicking in doors, smashing up guitars etc.)
  • Stealing