Inappropriate or Disruptive Vocalizations

Description of Behavior

Disruptive vocalizations are any verbal noises (screaming, yelling, nonsense talking, cursing) which are generally considered unusual, inappropriate or are upsetting to others.

Why behavior might occur

Disruptive vocalizations may be the result of a person having unmet needs and not being able to express them to staff, or may be due to too much or too little sensory stimulation.

How to approach the person who is making inappropriate vocalizations

Specific things to try to reduce inappropriate vocalizations