Behaviour support plans for children are usually designed to assist children who have behavior challenges. This document has two main strategies namely; proactive strategies which are meant to ensure that the child has what he needs or wants on a day to day basis and reactive strategies are designed to keep the child and the people around him/her safe. The support plan is based on results of a functional assessment. This exercise will seek to establish an example of such behavioral challenges through carrying out a functional assessment where interviews of the persons in direct contact with the child will be conducted as well as direct observations of the child made.
Kyle is a 3 year old boy living with his parents. He has developed his language normally and can talk simple words. However he is a very unpredictable child who lives with his parents and an assistant. The assistant has the duty to ensure that Kyle’s affairs are well managed and that he has what he wants. He has a lot of both verbal and physical aggression which has affected his behavior to great depths.
Kyle’s parents report that Kyle is sometimes verbally aggressive and afterwards he becomes physically aggressive. This leads to property destruction in most cases. This kind of behavior is normally triggered when Kyle feels that his activities are being interrupted; he does not want anybody change or alter his game toys or a computer game. If the condition is not controlled before escalation, sometimes Kyle begins to kick things aimlessly thus leading to destruction.
He also seems to choose the type of meals he will be having. At school, he eats snacks nicely while at home, food is unnecessary interruption which should only be for the purpose of living. At school, the teacher reports that Kyle is very jovial and seems to enjoy the company of other children. The happiest moments for Kyle are when he is undertaking unstructured activities; playground and centers. He likes playing with toys with his friends. During outside play he will sometimes get aggressive if he sees something he wants, or when another child takes his toy. However he also prefers to play alone especially when at home. He also prefers a one-on-one attention from the adults whom he knows.