Positive Behaviour Support
Behaviours of concern always happen for a reason, and often a person may have no other way of communicating their need. Positive Behaviour Support is a person centred approach that helps us to understand the person, their needs and the message they are trying to communicate to us through their behaviour.
It is a flexible approach that can be used in classrooms, families and adult contexts. Grounded in the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis; and the Principles of Person Centred Approaches, it highlights the need for inclusion, choice, participation and autonomy. PBS allows us to support the person in a way that is non-restrictive, respectful, and effective.
This course will help you deepen your understanding of Positive Behaviour Support by focusing on:
Viewing behaviour as a form communication
Understanding the 10 core concepts of Positive Behaviour Support
Questions to ask to understand the message behind behaviour
Ways to respond to behaviours with dignity and respect
The use of non-restrictive, non-aversive methods to support the person