At Able2, we believe that a young person is not their behaviour, they are a unique individual who just may need some support to reach their potential.
What is Positive Behaviour Support? (PBS)
- Positive Behaviour Support is a person-centred approach to people with a disability who may be at risk of displaying challenging behaviours.
- It is backed by evidence from behavioural science
- Provides support based on inclusion, choice, participation and equality of opportunity
What are the key principles?
- PBS seeks to understand the reasons for behaviour so that unmet needs can be met
- Considers the person as a whole – their life history, physical health and emotional needs
- It is proactive and preventative, focusing on the teaching of new skills to replace behaviours that challenge
- Combines perspectives from different professionals
How does Able2 deliver Positive Behaviour Support? (roadmap)
- Our practitioners are all registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
- They will meet with the participant and members of their support network such as family / carers, other professionals to gather information about the participant and their goals
- A functional assessment will be carried out to help understand the reasons behind challenging behaviour
- A Behaviour Support Plan (BSP) will be produced in partnership with the person and their support team
- For participant’s with Complex Needs, if Restricted Practices are required for safety reasons, they will be included in the BSP, along with any risk assessment, prevention and management strategies
- The BSP will focus on teaching new skills rather than containing behaviours described as challenging
- Our practitioners will train the participant’s support team in the BSP strategies
Our practice seeks to…
- Understand the reasons for behaviour
- Focus on prevention
- Teach new skills
- Reduce the use of restrictive interventions
Behaviour Support typically involves upwards of 30 hours of work, split approximately into 3 parts of 10 hours hours each: Assessment and observation, report writing; and finally, Implementation.
If a Behaviour Support Plan includes Restrictive Practices, such as the use of medication and/or physical restraint, this could incur more time and will involve detailed reporting to both the NDIS and NSW FACS.