Prevalence of behaviour disorders and challenging behaviour

Behaviour disorders, including aggression, self-injury, destructiveness, restless, and disruptive, maladaptive, and antisocial behaviour, are to be found in 20 to 44 per cent of the mentally retarded/3 3 35) They are primarily associated with severe mental retardation and psychiatric symptoms. Aggression is the most persistent behavioural disorder in this population. Evidence from many studies indicates that behaviour disorders are related to a range of psychological, neurobiological, neuropsychiatric, and sociocommunicative factors.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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