Positive Behaviour Support
If you or your loved one displays behaviour that others consider challenging or unsafe, Positive Behaviour Support can help with understanding and addressing the behaviours of concern.
Our Behaviour Support Practitioners are trained in behaviour support strategies and work with children and adults living with all disability types to manage behaviours, while protecting dignity and promoting quality of life.
atWork Australia is a registered Positive Behaviour Support provider.
How we can help
Our team of specially trained and NDIS-registered practitioners will undertake a functional assessment and use that to prepare a behaviour support plan, in consultation with you and your support people.
The plan contains evidence-informed strategies aimed at helping people learn more effective and acceptable skills, and helping carers to identify the triggers for challenging behaviour so they may intervene before the behaviour escalates.
A plan may cover:
- Improved communication and social skills
- Environmental changes (e.g. in 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, leading to improved relationships, better community participation, and a sense of independence over your own life.
All strategies are approached and delivered in a respectful, positive and inclusive way for both the client and their support network. The resulting changes in behaviour can see the participant enjoy improved relationships, increased participation in their community, and a sense of empowerment and independence over their own lives.
It’s easy to get started with our NDIS Positive Behaviour Support services
Frequently asked questions
A behaviour support plan is a tailored plan created in consultation with the client and their support network (their family, carers, school, and support workers) to address behaviours of concern.
We work together to develop a written plan to reduce these 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; and to assist the person with disability to develop skills that will ultimately reduce these behaviours.
Positive behaviour support aims to address specific behaviours of concern and reduce these behaviours through a written plan, whereas therapy or counselling is conducted as a regular one-on-one session with a therapist or psychologist.
The NDIS funds both counselling (therapeutic supports) and positive behaviour support (improved relationships or independent daily living), and atWork Australia offers both of these services.
atWork Australia is registered with the NDIS to deliver positive behaviour support in NSW and WA.
We are here to help and ready to speak with you today. Just complete our enquiry form or call us on 1300 080 856.
Our team delivers a wide range of coping strategies in these broad categories:
- Communication skills, like recognising and expressing one’s own 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 name||Support item name||Support item number||Hourly fee||Delivered by|
|Improved relationships||Improved relationships||11_022_0110_7_3||$234.83||Psychologist|
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