What's Is Specialist Behaviour Support?
Specialist Behaviour Support is as the name suggests, a specialist approach to addressing behaviours of concern and improving quality of life.
It is deeply rooted in the understanding that all behaviours service a purpose and have a function. When we understand why a behaviour occurs, we can adopt specialist, focused approaches to reducing the behaviours, or reducing the harm caused by behaviours.
Specialist Behaviour Support is about both reducing the behaviours, and teaching a person new skills so reduce the need for the behaviour.
Behavioural Assessments provide us more insight into a behaviour - what purpose is it serving the person? Once we know the purpose of the behaviour, intervention can occur.
Restrictive Practices should be used only as a last resort and should the most least restrictive method as possible to keep a person and their circle of supports safe from harm.
Replacement Behaviours are new behaviours we teach a person to avoid the over-reliance on challenging behaviour. New behaviours must achieve the same goal for the person.
A Safety Plan is a plan developed in response to a behaviour of extreme risk. Safety Plans are designed to ensure the safety of everyone involved in caring for a person.
Training & Support
Behavioural Support and Intervention Strategies are only as effective as they are implemented. We provide expert training on proactive & reactive behavioural response strategies.
Protocols are developed to ensure a consistent approach to the implementation of supports - car safety, technology use, transitions periods, etc.
Behaviour Support Plan
A Behaviour Support Plan is a document which is carefully designed to outline proactive and reactive behavioural response and environmental strategies.
Client Mix Profiling
Client Mix Profiling is the development of 'client' profiles to support the compatibility assessment of two or more people who may be residing together in the future.