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PERSON-CENTRED (PBS) SUPPORT

WE PROVIDE PERSONALISED ASSESSMENTS AND DESIGN INTERVENTIONS FOCUSSED ON SKILL-BUILDING, COMMUNICATION, SENSORY PROCESSING NEEDS AND IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE

As behaviour experts, we have specialised knowledge and experience in understanding why a behaviour is occurring, as well as developing a tailored and holistic person-specific behaviour plan with strategies on how to best support the person in question.

Managing behaviours that challenge requires a tailored, holistic and person-centred approach

All challenging behaviours are expressions of unmet needs that indicate deficits in skill sets. Our personalised PBS plans incorporate tailored skill teaching programmes to develop skills, leading to a reduction in challenging behaviours and increase in quality of life .

For both adults and young people, we can provide support for a variety of behaviours such as :

  • Physically challenging behaviours

  • Self-Injurious behaviours

  • Obsessive, repetitive or ritualistic behaviours

  • Verbally challenging behaviours

  • Destruction of property

  • Not engaging in daily activities and tasks

  • Inappropriate sexualised behaviours

  • Other disruptive behaviours

A TYPICAL PBS PLAN INCLUDES

We will record any necessary behavioral data for target behaviours and provide detailed analysis as part of each PBS plan

DATA COLLECTION

Through direct observation of behaviour we can identify the functions of that behaviour and possible triggers that may increase incidents

DIRECT OBSERVATION

We take a holistic approach to each individual and will take into account existing available data

EXISTING DATA REVIEW

ABBERANT BEHAVIOUR CHECKLIST 
(ABC)

The Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) is another clinical tool designed to measure the frequency and intensity of behaviours, giving insight into areas such as irritability, noncompliance, social withdrawal, lethargy, and speech

STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEWS

We believe in collaborating with people that know the individual best. As part of each plan we can interview key stakeholders such as parents and support staff

A QABF assessment is a clinical tool designed to identify factors related to persistent behaviours of concern

QUESTIONS ABOUT BEHAVIOURAL FUNCTION (QABF)

INTERVENTION STRATEGIES REPORT

As a result of our assessments and observations, we will produce a detailed report including proposed strategies to increase / decrease target behaviours

We can also offer additional assessments:
  • Functional Assessment
  • Restriction Reduction Audits
  • Quality of Life Assessment
  • Sensory Screening
  • Moss Psychiatric Assessment Schedules (MPAS-ID)

OUR APPROACH IS ALWAYS PERSON CENTRED

SUPPORTING A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL? 

WE OFFER PERSON-SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR THOSE IN SUPPORTING ROLES

As part of our person-centred approach, we can create custom packages built around the specific needs of an individual.

The training is designed to help those in supporting roles understand the best ways to deliver support and improve the quality of life for the person they care for.

Prior to training, we conduct a phase of information gathering and assessments that help us understand the individual's background and behaviours. This information allows us to identify potential triggers and develop a trauma-informed approach that prioritises safety and emotional well-being.​

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We then develop a customised plan with clear and actionable strategies to meet the individual's needs which may include:

  • Positive reinforcement strategies

  • Proactive strategies to address potential triggers and prevent behaviours that may challenge,

  • De-escalation techniques to manage challenging behaviours calmly and effectively,

  • Communication strategies tailored to the individual's communication style.

UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR

Our aim is to reduce behaviours of concern and improve the quality of life of the people we support through active support, engagement and skill building. This goal is always at the forefront of all our behaviour plans and assessments. As a part of our assessment process, we consider an in-depth analysis of the person's learning history, personal trauma, mental and physical wellbeing, level of communication, daily living skills, and whether the environment around the person is meeting their needs.

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