01_Te: Non-Drug Therapies

Behavioral approaches can reduce the frequency or severity of problem behaviors:

  • Break down complex tasks
  • Reduce the amount of activity and noise in the environment
  • Offer pleasurable activities

Modifying the environment for safety and comfort:

  • Remove hazards
  • Childproof latches, doorknob covers, locks, Dutch doors, or covering doors
  • Lower water temperature
  • Install anti-scald devices
  • Bed rails
  • Safety rails or grab bars in bathrooms
  • Simple décor
  • Familiar objects