A Behaviour Support plan is a written document developed by our Behaviour Support Practitioner is a consultation with the person, their family and those who support them.
It is a practical document that outlines positive behaviour support strategies that are developed following a comprehensive functional behaviour assessment. Strategies are supported by evidence-based research, feedback from carers, support workers and their families.
We do not believe in a one size fits all approach, therefore no two plans are the same. We will work to develop a behaviour support plan that is easy to understand, and practical to implement.
Our framework/process for the development of behaviour support plans:
- Functional Analysis – data gathering and assessments. During this stage, we may ask parents, caregivers and other support staff to provide information regarding a child or adult’s behaviour. We may also ask you to collect some data regarding specific behaviours. The more information we can obtain during this stage, the more comprehensive and accurate our formulation will be.
- Analysis and formulation – we will work closely with all stakeholders involved to ensure we have a good understanding of why the behaviours are occurring.
- Development of a written behaviour support plan which includes proactive and reactive strategies using a positive behaviour support framework and evidence-based research. Please note, we value collaborating with others to ensure effective behaviour support strategies can be developed that are practical and specific to the individual we are supporting. We will provide all stakeholders with a copy of the plan to review and provide feedback prior to training and implementation.
- Training for families, carers and other support networks. We can provide PowerPoint presentations to larger groups such as staff in accommodation settings or community.
- Implementation and monitoring – once again, during this stage, we may ask parents, caregivers and other support staff to monitor and collect further data which allows us to see if the strategies are effective in reducing the behaviours and increasing the client’s capacity. This data is important for showing NDIS progress that is made as a result of the behaviour support provided.
- Progress report to NDIA – this will include achievements or progress made, barriers and recommendations for continued or different support items.