International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support
An excellent introduction and helpful tool to use "on the job" for person new into the social care work force.
Journal of Dementia Care
The opening paragraph of this interactive workbook reminds us that we must respect every person we work with, including those whose communication and behaviour we find "challenging". What a refreshing starting point. Other texts often offer a traditional medical model of challenging behaviour as purely symptomatic of the person's diagnosis, but here we begin with the "person first" and the book continues this emphasis throughout.
The book will be a real help in staff development and training. There are excellent case studies, exercises and self-assessment "tools".