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Welcome to the relaunched Low Arousal.com

low-arousal-appraoch-logoThe Low arousal.com website is a resource for families, carers and professionals looking for information on the Low Arousal Approach.

The Low Arousal Approach emphasises a range of behaviour management strategies that focus on the reduction of stress, fear and frustration and seeks to prevent aggression and crisis situations. The low arousal approach seeks to understand the role of the ‘situation’ by identifying triggers and using low intensity strategies and solutions to avoid punitive consequences for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The Low Arousal Approach has evolved from an original definition (McDonnell, McEvoy& Dearden1994) to a cognitive reconceptualisation (McDonnell, Waters & Jones 2002) In his recent book the definition has been further redefined. Managing Aggressive Behaviour In Care Setting : Understanding And Applying Low Arousal Approaches (McDonnell 2011).

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