Positive Behaviour Support
Our services stem from a holistic, person-centred approach, which means the individual is at the centre of decision-making, and family members, support workers and other key stakeholders are full partners in that process.
Whilst reduction of problem behaviour is an important focus in our Positive Behaviour Support approach it is not the sole outcome of successful intervention: effective Behaviour Support results in improvements in quality of life, acquisition of valued skills, and increased community and social inclusion.
We are flexible in our service delivery; the services are applied within a multi-tiered framework at the level of the individual and the level of larger systems including family homes, schools, social service programs and other facilities. This solely depends on the best interest of the individual and family.
Working collaboratively with the individuals support networks in the development of Behaviour Support Plans is a key component in our Behaviour Support service delivery. An emphasis is placed on mentoring and coaching families and support staff with implementation and continual review of behaviour support. The frequency and timing of behavioural interventions is determined in consultation with the individuals support networks to ensure the best possible chance of success. We also conduct formal Behaviour Support training workshops specifically to a client’s support team or other organisations.
Our behaviour support service delivery is enhanced with a collaborative team comprised of Developmental Educators, Teachers and Psychologists. Initial assessment and planning meetings along with ongoing plan development is coordinated under the direction and oversight of our Kate Pickering our Nursing Director and Carolyn Cole our Senior Clinical Psychologist.