Behaviour Support

Behaviour Support

As a registered NDIS provider, our behaviour support service is all about understanding why you or a loved one might use behaviours of concern, and what can be done to build capacity in a safe, enjoyable environment.

As a registered NDIS provider, our behavioural support services are all about understanding why you or a loved one might use inappropriate or challenging behaviour, and what can be done to build capacity in a safe, enjoyable environment.

When receiving behavioural support, you’ll have 1-on-1 access to one of our friendly and highly qualified behavioural therapists to ensure you’re getting the attention you need. We understand that everyone likes to communicate differently, which
is why we like to conduct an initial assessment to understand how you or your loved one like to communicate through behaviour, and how this could be affecting others.

 

Once we have an idea of communication and behaviour, we then typically conduct an assessment on the person’s environment (i.e. where they live, where/if they work) to determine if this meets their everyday needs and wants, and how this
could be influencing their communication or behaviour.

Get help managing your emotions, so you can overcome anything life throws at you. After the initial meeting and assessment has taken place, we then move to implement a positive behaviour support plan or skill development plan to ensure the person has a clear road map towards further building confidence, capacity and
general well being. Most importantly, we will work with you to come up with a plan to improve the quality of your life. At the end of the day, that’s what’s most important to us.

As outlined by the NQSC, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person centred intervention to address the underlying causes of ‘behaviours of concern’, while safeguarding the dignity and quality of life of people with a disability who require specialist behaviour support. Behaviour support is about creating individualised strategies for people with disability that are responsive to the person’s needs, in a
way that reduces the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern.

As outlined by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred intervention to address the underlying causes of ‘behaviours of concern’, while safeguarding the dignity and quality of life of people with a disability who require specialist behaviour support.

Behaviour support is about creating individualised strategies for people with disabilities that are responsive to the person’s needs, in a way that reduces the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern. Our friendly and highly qualified Behaviour Support Practitioners are all registered with the Commission, ensuring a high standard of care and ongoing professional development.

Behaviour Support is both the same for everyone but also different for everyone. It’s the same because we have three common goals for every person: improving quality of life, reducing behaviours of concern and working to minimise to stop the use of restrictive practices. But it also looks for everyone because the reasons people use behaviours of concern are different for each person. That’s why everything we do is individualised to your specific needs.
We will work through an initial assessment with you and those close to you to get an understanding of the behaviours which concern you or others. This might involve speaking to other people who are on your team, like therapists, teachers, carers and doctors. After this, we will develop a ‘Behaviour Support Plan’, with your input, to make sure you are well supported and that everyone is supporting you safely and consistently.  After this initial plan, we will complete a ‘Functional Behaviour Assessment’ that aims to go beyond the ‘what’ of the behaviour to the ‘why’ of the behaviour. We want to help you and those who support you to understand your unmet or misunderstood needs and wants. When we know why the behaviour happens, we will update the plan with you to make sure it includes strategies for yourself and those around to meet your needs more safely and more effectively. Most importantly, we will work with you to come up with a plan to improve the quality of your life. At the end of the day, that’s what’s most important to us.

What is Behaviour Support?

A Behaviour Support Practitioner is an appropriately skilled and qualified professional assessed against the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework, and may come a range of disciplines including Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, and other recognised professional disciplines. All our all Behaviour Support Practitioners are registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to provide Specialist Behaviour Support.

AYS focuses on person-centred interventions to address the underlying causes of behaviours of concern or challenging behaviours, while safeguarding the dignity and quality of life of people with disability who require specialist behaviour support.

Why should I choose
AYS Behaviour Support?

  • We will work hard to get to know you and your situation

  • We will work with you to understand why you, or your loved one, may do things that put you, them, or anyone else at risk. 

  • We will work with you to come up with a plan to get to the bottom of these behaviours and bring them down over time by replacing them with more helpful behaviours, new skills, and stronger supports.

  • We will develop a plan to improve the quality of your life.

Are you having difficulty with challenging behaviours?

We all behave in ways that, at times, don’t really help us in the long run – or even the short run.

Some of us, though, have more difficulty with our behaviours than others. This may be you, or someone you live with. We behave in ways that are not just unhelpful – they put us or others at risk of harm, or even exclusion from the community.

Physical violence. Self-harm. Stealing. Constant lying. Breaking stuff. Angry outbursts and meltdowns. Verbal abuse. Intimidation. Substance abuse. The list goes on.

Worst of all, we often don’t really know why we do these things. You know you get angry. You know you get upset. You know the things you do seem to work for you in the moment, but not for others – and that, in the long run, they don’t work for you either.

Well, our team of Behaviour Support Practitioners are here to help.

Meet the Behaviour Supports Team

As a registered NDIS provider, our behaviour support service is all about understanding why you or a loved one might use behaviours of concern, and what can be done to build capacity in a safe, enjoyable environment.
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