Anne Marie Costelloe, FR Coordinator, ChildVision, National Education Centre for Blind Children



Grace Park Road Drumcondra, 9 Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin, IE, 9

Behavioural Challenges: Knowing ‘Why’ tells us “What’ we can do 

Delivered by Dr. Rita Honan, Ph.D,BCBA-D 

Challenging Behaviour always occurs with good reason from the child or client’s point of view. This workshop will explore how to go about identifying the ‘Why’ which helps point us toward the ‘What’ to do about it. 

Multiple variables contribute to a problem behaviour with regard to the child/client’s abilities, disabilities, environmental conditions and motivational variables. Pinpointing these contributes to ideas to make changes to reduce or eliminate the ‘challenge’. 

Using examples from the workshop participants, we’ll follow a system for all to use in their personal circumstances. 

Dr. Rita Honan is a Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Chartered Clinical, Counseling (PhD) & Educational (MEd) Psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst-Doctoral level. 

She is very active in the PSI Autism Special Interest Group and Division of Behaviour Analysis. She has had a lifelong i nterest in working with and on behalf of children and adults with disabilities and their families.