Learning disabilities: part four


  • Welcome
  • Behaviour that challenges
  • Managing behaviour that challenges
  • Psychotropic medicines
  • Antipsychotic medicines
  • Other medicines
  • Mental health disorders
  • Action & Evaluation


This module is the fourth in our CPPE series looking at the role of the pharmacy team in supporting people with a learning disability. It will consider the challenge of problem behaviours associated with learning disabilities and how to manage them, as well as considering mental health disorders that might be present concurrently.

Behaviour that challenges is more common in people with a learning disability


After reading this module, you will:

  • Understand the term ‘behaviour that challenges’
  • Identify how you can support people with a learning disability, and their carers to manage common significant symptoms associated with behaviour that challenges
  • Be aware of practical ways in which you can support people with a dual diagnosis of a learning disability and mental health problem.

About this module

This series is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) distance learning programme and learning campaign on Learning disabilities and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice. If you found this information useful, find out more at cppe.ac.uk.

Have you completed the first three modules in this series about learning disabilities?

Part one: Learning disabilities in context

Part two: Communication and consultation skills

Part three: Learning disabilities and physical health.

Originally Published by Training Matters