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Positive Behaviour Support

At Ability Action Australia, we understand that every behaviour serves a purpose. If you or a loved one has behaviour difficulties we can provide support to act in more appropriate ways.

Positive Behaviour Support works to reduce or eliminate difficult behaviour and is the best approach for children and adults living with disability who display behaviours of concern.

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How we can help

Our team of qualified and experienced Behaviour Support Practitioners are trained in behaviour support strategies. They start with a functional assessment and use that to prepare a behaviour support plan, in consultation with you and your family or support people.

The plan is aimed at making difficult behaviour unnecessary by removing the things that trigger, encourage or reward that behaviour. It will also teach you alternative and more appropriate behaviour to replace the difficult behaviour.

Your plan may cover:

  • Improved communication and social skills
  • Environmental changes (e.g. the home environment)
  • Safe methods of response to unsafe behaviours
  • Stress and anger management

A good plan will lead to more effective ways for you to communicate, resulting in improved relationships, better community participation, and a sense of independence over your own life.

The reason why Positive Behaviour Support works so well is that it’s based on the idea that all behaviour serves a purpose, and difficult behaviour can be reduced if you know what someone is trying to achieve or communicate by behaving in this way.

For instance, a child who lives with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may display aggressive behaviours at school that lead to suspensions. A functional assessment will find out the purpose of this behaviour, which may for example be linked to feelings of isolation and anxiety from being separated from working parents. It may find that misbehaving in the school environment and being sent home is the quickest way for the child to be reconnected to his parents and reduce his separation anxiety.

The behaviour support plan may subsequently involve changing the child’s routines at home and at school, to create a greater sense of stability. For instance, regular family activities may foster feelings of connection and belonging, as would modifying work schedules to remove before and after school care.

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Why choose us?

Goal

Achieve your goals

Our Behaviour Support Practitioners will develop a plan that helps you achieve your goals, whether that’s improved communication and social skills, safe methods of response to unsafe behaviours, stress and anger management, and more.

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Our local Behaviour Support Practitioners will come to you. Or you can come to us. It’s easy. Check out our locations page to see if we have a practitioner in your local area. Then call to make an appointment. It’s that simple.

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Low wait times

We have the specialist staff and the availability to take on new participants immediately, meaning less waiting to receive the assistance you require. Let us help get your plan into action today!

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Frequently asked questions

A behaviour support plan is a tailored set of actions created in consultation with the client and their support network (family, carers, school, and support workers) to address behaviours of concern.

We work together to develop a written plan to reduce challenging behaviours and implement effective and proven strategies to improve behaviour and ultimately wellbeing and quality of life.

There are two main purposes for this plan:

  • To guide carers and support workers with practical advice to help and support the person with disability when they are displaying behaviours of concern
  • To assist the person with disability in developing skills that will ultimately reduce these behaviours

Positive behaviour support aims to address specific behaviours of concern and reduce these through a written plan, whereas psychology is conducted one-on-one with a psychologist.

The NDIS funds both psychology (therapeutic supports) and positive behaviour support (improved relationships), and Ability Action Australia offers both of these services.

The first step is understanding if you are eligible to receive NDIS funding:

  • Are you permanently disabled or require early intervention to reduce the support you will need in the future?
  • Are you under 65 years old?
  • Are you living in Australia?
  • Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?

If you answered yes to all of the above, you may be eligible for NDIS funding. To apply, contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110. Alternatively, you can complete an Access Request Form on the NDIS website: www.ndis.gov.au

Our team delivers a wide range of coping strategies in these broad categories:

  • Communication skills, like recognising and expressing one’s emotional distress, recognising signs of an unhealthy friendship/relationship and learning to set healthy interpersonal boundaries such as saying no, assertiveness training and negotiation skills training
  • Social skills training and building social connections
  • Emotions recognition and regulation (depression, anxiety, stress, frustration, anger, grief)
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Keeping well holistic strategies (helpful thinking, sleep hygiene, stress and anger management, eating well, hobbies, self-confidence/self-esteem building, exercise regimes)
  • Goal setting and working towards goals
  • Addictive behaviour (drug, alcohol, gambling, smoking addictions)
  • Basic life skills training (learning to brush teeth, getting dressed)
  • Grief and loss coping strategies
  • Psychoeducation and awareness training for caregivers
  • Motivational training

A restrictive practice is any intervention that has the effect of restricting the rights or freedom of movement of a person with disability.

The aim of positive behaviour support is to reduce and eliminate restrictive practices through the development and implementation of a behaviour support plan.

Support category nameSupport item name Support item number Hourly feeDelivered by
Improved relationshipsSpecialist Behavioural Intervention Support11_022_0110_7_3$234.83 (WA/SA/TAS/NT)Behaviour Support Practitioner
Improved relationshipsSpecialist Behavioural Intervention Support11_022_0110_7_3$214.41 (NSW/VIC/QLD/ACT)Behaviour Support Practitioner
Improved RelationshipsBehaviour Support Plan11_023_0110_7_3$193.99Behaviour Support Practitioner

The first step is understanding if you are eligible to receive NDIS funding:

  • Are you permanently disabled or require early intervention to reduce the support you will need in the future?
  • Are you under 65 years old?
  • Are you living in Australia?
  • Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?

If you answered yes to all of the above, you may be eligible for NDIS funding. To apply, contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110. Alternatively, you can complete an Access Request Form on the NDIS website:www.ndis.gov.au

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NDIS Positive Behaviour Support

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of supporting people with permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is designed to give individuals greater choice and control over when, where and how their funded supports are provided. The specific support and funding available is based on each individual’s specific needs. You can find out more about what therapeutic supports are funded by referring to the NDIS website.

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