Positive Behaviour Support and Person Centred Approaches
These modules are bespoke to the commissioning organisations needs. They will form the appropriate content for Level 1
Services this programme is available to
- Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
- Adults with Autism
- Children with disabilities
- Children on the Autism Spectrum
- Older Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia
- Children and young people with severe emotional and social difficulties
- Children with additional difficulties which may result in socially inappropriate behaviour
- Children and young people who are in detained semi- secure and secure settings
- Families and family carers, including foster carers, those offering short breaks and support to children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and social and emotional difficulties
Positive Behaviour Support Strategies Programme is designed to provide staff with a range of highly useable practical skills and tools to develop positive support plans for those individuals whose behaviour which is challenging. In particular the programme is designed to empower individuals to become experts in their own treatment and acquire skills and mechanisms to manage their own behaviour.
Duration (length in hours/days)
This programme is designed to be delivered over a three day period. This should allow sufficient time to cover the theory and practical work requested. It should also allow participants to see positive benefits of the training in action when course participants return to their places of work after the course. This includes an onus on the Programme Director Martha McGinn to keep the content current with changes to policy, legislation and government published and BILD Codes of Practice. This responsibility also involves the design of all training slides, case studies, exercises, assessments and course manuals.
This programme aims to provide course participants with the range of skills they require in order to be complete a comprehensive assessment, functional assessment tool and development of a positive behaviour support, which respects their rights and best interests:
- Functional assessment tool to gain an understanding of the biological and non biological, social, emotional, cognitive factors in the development of behaviour which are challenging
- How to complete a functional assessment on a child or adult whose behaviour may be challenging at times
- Creating hypothesis of why a person’s behaviour is challenging – Predicting circumstances where aggression may occur, triggers to behaviour etc.
- Designing positive proactive strategies for children or adults whose behaviour may be challenging
- Understanding vulnerability factors and personal histories in terms of the person’s behaviour, ability to trust and use of physical intervention
Positive Behaviour Support Plan which is designed to:
- The intervention strategies that are developed are focused on helping service users gain access to new environments, have positive social interactions, develop friendships, and learn new communication skills which in turn will help them to take more control over how they lives her life. acknowledges and sets out to interpret what the person is communicating via the behaviour
- create situations where the person is placed at their best advantage
- values the person, deliberately building a sense of self-worth, and acknowledging all attempts at positive interaction
- acknowledges and sets out to interpret what the person is communicating via the behaviour
- teaches the person other ways to meet their need or communicate their feelings
- provides encouragement and feedback about personal successes along with aspects of difficult situations the person may have handled well
- respects the services users rights and best interests, in particular their right to be consulted about their care and treatment, including the strategies and interventions that affect them
- establishes the service users views and opinions of service users who are subject to behavioural interventions and or restrictive physical interventions and how this may impact on the relationships built between staff and the service users
- be cognisant of age or age related and developmental issues that maybe particularly relevant to people with autism
- takes gender, culture and diversity issues into consideration, in particular which may affect any use of physical contact
- the process of best interest decision making with reference to relevant legislation and guidance
Modular Content – Optional Content
Promoting Positive Behaviour Support Teaching Modules
Understanding the child or adult group within commissioning service, such as Intellectual Disabilities and the impact depending on whether the person has mild, moderate, severe, and profound or multiple disabilities.
Understanding Autistic Spectrum Disorder – diagnostic criteria, types, causes, impact on daily life and positive behaviour support strategies
Understanding dementia – diagnostic criteria, types, causes, impact on daily life and positive behaviour support strategies
Understanding dual diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness– diagnostic criteria, types, causes, impact on daily life and positive behaviour support strategies
- What is Positive Behaviour Support?
- Understanding Trauma Informed Care
- What Positive Behaviour Support plans should include?
- Understanding cultural, age and gender and how these issues may impact on children or adults, specifically
- Developing appropriate relationships with children and adults
- Developing appropriate environments and communication strategies based on communication style, need and preferences