Your behaviour questions answered – send us your question for next time!

After the success of our Behaviour Support Online Q&A back in the summer, we have held another of these. Matthew Hodder from Affinity Trust explained the “ABC” of challenging behaviour – how to analyse it to work out what’s causing it and how you might reduce it.

The timings in the recording are:

0 minutes – Introduction and explaining the components of challenging behaviour.

6 – What are the triggers of behaviour?

20 – Looking at the behaviour itself.

25 – Consequences of behaviour.

30 – Summary of the above – if you don’t have time for 0-30, watch this!

33 – Question from parent 1.

39 – Question from parent 2.

48 – How behaviour might get worse before it gets better, called “extinction burst”.

Here is the link to access this recording:

You may also be interested in watching the Q&A session from May here.

We have another session on Monday 30th November and if you would like to ask a question, or join the session (10.30-11.30), please complete this short form.

Other news:

Our Engagement Manager, Adele, has written a new blog, and it includes:

  • Letting us know about your experiences and views.
  • Our new Spotlight on Services series.
  • Behaviour support workshops.
  • Pumpkin carving!

You can read the article here.


Bradford Healthwatch has produced a report about health and care in Bradford during the first phase of Covid-19. You can read the report, and also find out more about Healthwatch here.


The latest newsletter from SENDIASS in Bradford can be read here.  SENDIASS are also arranging two workshops for parents to help them support children and young people with SEMH. This will be done via zoom. The provisional dates for these sessions are 25th and 26th of November 9.30am-12 and you would need to attend both days. If you would like to register your interest in attending these sessions please email with a contact number and the age of your child and a member of their staff will call you back to arrange.


The Down Syndrome Training and Support Service have also produced a newsletter and you can read that here.