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Children with additional learning needs can sometimes develop behaviors that are considered challenging or problematic for their social inclusion. When children engage in such behaviors, they can find themselves being excluded from their social communities (e.g., school or clubs). Without
support, some of these issues worsen and lead to problems with other mental health issues, such as anxiety.
Behavioral Psychologists work to identify the underlying causes and triggers of the problematic behavior and design function matched support plans to teach more adaptive skills and thereby, reduce the behavior of concern. This is achieved through Positive Behavior Support.