A Guide to Understanding Behavioural Problems and Emotional Concerns in Adults with Developmental Disabilities for Primary Care Providers and Caregivers

Tool Objective

This guide is intended for use by primary care providers and, where available, an interdisciplinary team (Part A) with input from patient’s caregivers or support persons (Part B). It aims to identify the causes of behavioural problems in order to plan for treatment and management, and to prevent reoccurrence.

Developed by

The Behavioural and Mental Health Working Group of the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2011), chaired by Dr. Elspeth Bradley, Surrey Place  Centre, Toronto