Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support

What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?

Positive Behaviour Support is the generic name for an effective set of evidence-based approaches. It combines the well-researched behaviour change techniques and the beliefs that people with disabilities should be present in their community, actively participate in mainstream settings, experience choice, autonomy and good quality of life. PBS is used with individuals who, in certain circumstances, display behaviours that challenge those who support them and includes behaviours that limit the person’s ability to participate in daily life and enjoy wider experiences.

A PBS service will typically involve 4 stages: 

  1. Information gathering and observation in all environments (e.g., home, school/childcare)
  2. Tracking of the Behaviour of Concern to understand its purpose/function
  3. Developing a comprehensive PBS Plan
  4. Implementation of the PBS Plan, which will include:
    • changes to environments to help prevent behaviour
    • teaching of appropriate replacement behaviours and skill building
    • changes to the way others respond to appropriate and challenging behaviours

*Positive behaviour support is a highly individualised service and therefore may look different for every child and family.

How can PBS services at the Stronger Together Foundation be funded?

Positive Behaviour Support services can vary depending on the time needed per session and travel requirements. Services can be funded using your child’s NDIS package. Alternatively, if you are not eligible for NDIS funding, services can be funded by private funding, Medicare, or private health insurance.

Contact us to discuss fees and funding.

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