Behaviour Support

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…

  1. Understand the reasons for behaviour 
  2. Focus on prevention 
  3. Teach new skills 
  4. 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.


Connect with a Behaviour Support Specialist