In the past society’s responses to challenging and complex behaviours have included imprisonment, torture and banishment from the community. Today, punishment is still a common response, whether it is prisons at the public level, or giving someone the cold shoulder at a personal level.
Some traditional techniques are still used today to try and manage the behaviour of people with disabilities, such as:
- taking away desired objects
- locking away/secluding
- tying up
- bribing (coercion).