The program will provide behavioral interventions targeted at reducing such behaviors. Recently, efforts have been applied to developing a developmental pathway model in the behavior analysis literature to prevent challenging behavior from occurring (Roarne, 2007). It will also provide information about developmental disabilities, in particular anger management problems, its symptoms, and its side effects, how to control it and techniques for crisis intervention and mutual problem-solving.
The group will also stress the fact that developmental disability is just a condition like any other which is curable by medication and psychotherapy procedures but can’t be perceived to be inability (Toseland, Jones & Gellis, 2004). It will also emphasize to members that they are as good as they are willing to push themselves. The project will be in line with the view of Colom & Lam (2005), on the meaning of psycho-education. They argued that psycho-education is “a therapeutic approach that does not focus on abnormality diagnosis, prescription, therapy, or cure, but on goal setting, skill teaching, satisfaction, and goal achievement.’’Authier (1977) describes it as focusing on the goal setting, skill teaching, satisfaction, and goal achievement. The group will have clearly set target and put in place measure to make sure they are achieved.
There will also be checks and balances on the group so that there is zero deviation from the original goal. Landsverk & Kane’s (1998) review found that there is an “increasing body of evidence of research showing psycho-education to be an effective component in a comprehensive treatment approach to serious mental illness.” Anger being one of the possible mental illnesses, plus other research findings that have revealed the same is what is forming the basis of this research. In Griffiths (2006) review, he revealed that “psychosocial educational interventions can be beneficial on a wide