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The goal for Positive Behaviour Supports is not "perfect children". Rather the goal should be creating the perfect environment for enhancing their growth.

Randy Sprick

 

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The goal for Positive Behaviour Supports is not "perfect children". Rather the goal should be creating the perfect environment for enhancing their growth.

Randy Sprick

 

Positive behaviour support is about tailored supports for an individual. So that an effective PBS program (positive behaviour support) can be tailored to individual needs, several things need are factored before developing a plan.

Your therapist should take a measured approach in the early getting-to-know-you stage.

  • A considered approach builds a relationship and creates trust with you or your child. A naturally positive and trusting relationship leads to willingness and engagement.
  • A behavioural therapist will want to develop an understanding of who the person is, find out their interests, what their dreams and aspirations are.
  • They will review their environment (home, school or work), find out their triggers for behavioural concerns and question what supports are already in place.
  • A therapist will look into the opportunities they have to communicate their needs and wants successfully.
  • They should also review whether they can participate and engage in their community, in activities which are meaningful to them

Each of these sessions lay the foundation for understanding your child as an individual and is crucial to developing support plans which will engage.

PBS is about improving quality of life and reducing behaviours which are concerning. It is achievable through the building and developing of skills, community participation and building tolerance.

Challenging or troubling behaviour can be reduced or eliminated by building a strong sense of self and breaking down unhelpful fears and anxieties.

When considering these behaviours, it's crucial to find the triggers and break down why a person is behaving in this way to address and establish practical and positive alternative strategies which lead to improved behaviour.

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Positive Behaviour Supports is not child specific. Postive Behaviour Supports is intervention therapy for all ages. PBS is creating an awareness and understanding for specific behaviours, then learning strategies to effectively reduce those triggers.

To get the most benefit out of intervention programs, speak with our Senior Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Director, Crystel Dix. Crystel's qualifications and lived experience ensure you can achieve measurable goals.

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