Our team collaborates with families and support teams to understand the underlying reasons for challenging behaviours. Our team will then develop individualised Behaviour Support plans that focus on reducing those behaviours, while also teaching the person skills to better manage their behaviour. Our overarching goal is to provide quality service based on ethical and sound clinical practice principles, and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families.
Who Do We Support?
We support children, young people, and adults with disabilities, who experience issues related to their thinking, feelings, and behaviour. This includes people with an intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), mental health issues, and those with acquired brain injuries.
Who Are Our Behaviour Support Team?
Our registered Behaviour Support practitioners work collaboratively with participants and their families. They ultimately enhance the opportunity for every individual to achieve a quality of life. The practitioners are particularly focused on building a strong professional relationship with each participant and supporting them to learn, grow and achieve their life goals.
As a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)-approved provider, our services are available as part of an individual’s NDIS Plan or on a fee-for-service basis. The NDIS categories relating to Behaviour Support are Improved Relationships and Improved Daily Living.
The purpose of this assessment is to identify the factors that may be influencing a person’s behaviour, addressing questions such as:
- Why does the person engage in the behaviours of concern?
- What is the purpose of their behaviour?
- What is the relationship between the person, the environment, and the behaviours of concern?
Behaviour Support Plan
Following the Behavioural Assessment, a Behaviour Support Plan is developed based on the information obtained from this process. This plan includes both strategies to manage the behaviour at the time it is happening and strategies that will support behaviour change in the future. Our Behaviour Support practitioners work collaboratively with the participant and family to ensure each individual plan is realistic, implemented, and, importantly, clinically sound.
Training and Coaching
Our Behaviour Support practitioners will work with family and other team members to ensure they have the necessary skills to implement the plan with the individual they are supporting. This will involve:
- Reviewing the written plan and answering any questions
- Modelling and coaching the strategies included in the plan
- Creating practice opportunities for the team members.
Monitoring and Review
Following coaching, our Behaviour Support practitioner will stay involved to provide ongoing support that may include:
- Support to problem solve any further issues and make changes to the plan
- Assess progress in the context of skills development
- Monitor progress through discussion and data analysis
- Evaluate if the plan is achieving the identified goals.