Positive Behaviour Support.
Positive Behaviour Support is typically funded under CB Relationships within NDIS Plans. We use evidence-based and person-centred strategies to facilitate goals, maximise socialisation opportunities with others and reduce the need for restrictive practice where possible.
PBS includes the following supports:
- A functional behavioural assessment to understand behaviours of concern.
- A functional activities of daily living assessment to understand areas for further skill development.
- An individualised risk support assessment to maximise opportunities and competencies of carers.
- A formal NDIS behaviours assessment report to be submitted to the NDIS Commission.
- Formal and informal training of carers in the behaviours supports best identified to meet outcomes.
- Individual programming and intervention where appropriate to address underlying maintenance of behavioural concerns where applicable.
Behaviours of concern include those behaviours of such intensity, frequency or duration that the safety of others and/or themselves is put at significant risk, and/or access to ordinary community facilities is denied (Emerson, 2000). These behaviours can range from serious self-harm (i.e. head banging), physical assault and property damage as examples.
Support Coordination is assistance to strengthen participants abilities to coordinate and implement supports and participate more fully in the community. It can include initial assistance with linking participants with the right providers to meet their needs, assistance to source providers, coordinating a range of supports both funded and mainstream and building on informal supports, resolving points of crisis, parenting training and developing participant resilience in their own network and community. Support Coordination is a collaborative process in which a