Network training for a boy with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge

Katherine Cooper, Jennifer McElwee

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Background: Network Training is an intervention that draws upon systemic ideas and behavioural principles to promote positive change in networks of support for people defined as having a learning disability. To date, there are no published case studies looking at the outcomes of Network Training.
Materials and Methods: This study aimed to investigate the impact of Network Training on a network of support for a boy labelled as having learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, including sexually harmful behaviour. Participants in the Network training completed two questionnaires; one designed for this study and The Challenging Behaviours Attributions Scale at two baseline points and following the intervention.
Results: Network Training led to positive changes in the confidence, understanding, strengths focus and joint working of the individual's network. There was no significant change in participants' CHABA scores.
Conclusion: This case study provides preliminary evidence that Network Training may be of benefit to children labelled as having learning disabilities, and merits further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337 - 344
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal Of Learning Disabilities
Issue number4
Early online date24 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2016


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