Positive Behaviour Support
Positive Behaviour Support
Allied Health 2U is a registered NDIS organisation for behaviour support and provides behaviour support through the NDIS support categories, Improved Relationships.
Behaviour support involves working with participants who have behaviours of concern and require beahviour support interventions.
Behaviour support practitioners are the individuals who provide behaviour support. Behaviour support practitioners have a background in a mental health related profession such as, Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation counselling or mental health Occupational Therapy.
Behaviour support therapists as part of their assessment of individuals who require behaviour therapy, provide positive behaviour support interventions to assist those around the individuals who has behaviours of concern to be able to better support them.
Specifically, our behaviour support practitioners work most closely with our mental health occupational therapists
What are some behaviours of concern that behaviour support therapists can assist with:
There are a range of behaviours of concern that behaviour support therapists can assist with.
There are a range of different behaviours of concern. Below are the mind kinds:
- Hurting themselves
- Hurting others
- Breaking things
- Refusing to do things
- Hiding away from other people
- Doing things that other do not like for example a person may scream or swear or take their clothes off
What is involved in providing behaviour support?
A behaviour support pracititioner will initially come out to see the individual who requires behaviour support interventions and/or a behaviour support plan.
The first step involves the behaviour support practitioner completing a thorough assessment to assess the individuals behaviours and noting down all behaviours of concern. The behaviour support practitioner will communicate with the participant directly as well as other who the participant spends greatest time with.
Once the behaviours of concern have been identified, the behaviour support practitioner will identify assessments that those around the individuals who has the behaviours of concern can complete.
The behaviour support practitioners will then complete a behaviour assessment report which will details all the relevant behaviour of concern. After completing the behaviour assessment report then behaviour support practitioner will complete a behaviour support plan which will provide guidance on how to best assist/manage the behaviours of concern.
A flow chart for the steps in providing behaviour support is shown below:
Why do behaviours of concern occur?
There can be a range of reason that beahviours of concern may occur.
All behaviours of concern happen for a reason.
The reason will depend on each individual. Some of the reasons for some behaviours of concern are listed below:
- An individual may be in pain
- An individuals medication may not be agreeing with them
- The individual may be sick
- The individual has a condition such as autism, schizophrenia or prader willi syndrome
- Individual is not eating well
- Their hormones may not be working properly.
- An individual may be hungry or thirsty and know how to communicate properly
- An individual may want to go somewhere, do something or they are lonely and they are not able to communicate effectively.
- An individual may show behaviours of concern to get something they desire such as spending time with someone, getting something they want, getting out of doing something they do not want to do.
- There may be something about the individuals environment that they do not like such as it is too noisy or quite, it may be too hot or cold, there are bad smells around, they can not get somewhere or reach something, there may be too many people around or they may be bored.
Behaviour Support therapy and positive behaviour support.
As an NDIS provider, Behaviour Support practitioners at Allied Health 2U have the skills and experience to provide beahviour assessment reports and behaviour support plan and behaviour therapy to participants on the NDIS. Our Allied Health professionals can assist NDIS participants to help meet their goals around independence, participation in the commuity and well-being.
Behaviour Support Sydney
Behaviour Support Western Sydney
Behaviour Support Ryde
Behaviour Support Northern Sydney
Behaviour Support Campbelltown
Behaviour Support South Sydney
For a behaviour support plan, behaviour therapy or positive behaviour support interventions just complete the form below:
Service Area for Behaviour Support
Our Behaviour Support Practitioners is currently servicing Sydney and the greater sydney region. Through our telehealth services we are able to provide Behaviour Support Services throughout Australia.
- Behaviour Support Sydney
- Behaviour Support western Sydney
- Behaviour Support South Sydney
- Behaviour Support North Sydney
- Behaviour Support Australia