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NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Pakenham

From communicating your needs, making choices, and having more control over your life, expect our team to help you do the things you want, your way.

How Positive Behaviour Support Delivers More

When you work with Everyday Independence, you can expect that our Pakenham behaviour support practitioners have been carefully selected to have the skills and attributes that will deliver exceptional therapy support and approach their work with compassion and an open mind.

Our Bendigo behaviour support practitioners work with you in your community, as part of a broader team that may include speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and habit coaches.

 

How Can Positive Behaviour Support Help You?

Our Pakenham based positive behaviour support helps children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities achieve the changes that are most important to them. These may include:

  • Better understanding of when and why you use challenging behaviours
  • Practical strategies that you and your supports can use to reduce the use of challenging behaviours
  • Restrictive practices eliminated or reduced to improve your quality of life and access to the community
  • Building the skills of family and supports so that you’re all working towards a unified purpose and your needs are better met.
  • An Interim Behaviour Support Plan within 30 days that prioritises safety, addresses needs and outlines strategies to minimise restrictive practices (if used), followed by a Comprehensive Behaviour Plan within six months, that’s been developed with you and your support teams’ input
  • More opportunities for positive experiences embedded in your daily routine to improve well-being and connection to the community.

We’re Ready to Get you Started

To get started with positive behaviour support, a practitioner comes to your home to get to know you, your family and other members of your support team. They take a whole of life approach to set you on your pathway to positive change.

Not yet a NDIS participant? Visit our NDIS pages for information on getting your plan funded.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Behaviour Support Plan?

The journey to enjoying more everyday life activities begins with creating an individualised Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plan. We’ll collaborate with you and your trusted support team to ensure we’re all working towards a unified purpose, focusing on building capacity.

A PBS plan will be developed (within 30 days of your assessment if unauthorised restrictive practices are used) to share, review, and regularly update with your support team. On occasions where a restrictive practice is in place, the plan will be sent to the relevant states and territories’ Office of the Senior Practitioner for authorisation and the NDIS commission for monitoring the use of the restrictive practice.

We’ll help everyone involved understand the plan and how to use it in everyday life.

What are Restrictive Practices?

Restrictive practices are any interventions or practices that restrict the rights or freedom of movement of a person. They’re used in response to a behaviour of concern and should always be considered as a last resort. Sadly, they are being used to manage the behaviour of people with disabilities, and can be extremely distressing. Our highly trained team of behaviour support practitioners are committed to reducing and eliminating the use of restrictive practices, so that people’s dignity and independence is regained, and quality of life is improved.

Under the NDIS, certain restrictive practices are regulated, which means they must be authorised by the State or Territory in which the person lives and monitored/ reported to the NDIS Commission of Quality and Safeguards. Restrictive practices include chemical, physical, environmental, and mechanical restraints, and seclusion.

When Should I Consider Behaviour Support Services?

Behaviour support services should be considered if you or someone you care for uses challenging behaviours. These are behaviours that are unexpected and may lead to others around the person feeling frustrated, distressed or fearful.

We promise to help improve the person’s quality of life and those who support them. This includes developing the skills of those supports so that the person’s needs are met and they have the opportunities to make meaningful social connections and participate in the activities they enjoy.

How do I Get Started with Positive Behaviour Support?

To get started with positive behaviour support, your NDIS plan must include Improved Relationships (IR) funding. If you have IR funding, simply fill out an online form, to tell us a bit about you, where you live and what your goals are, so that we can match you to the right team.

A practitioner will then do an initial assessment at your home, to understand your goals and get to know you, your family and other members of your support team.

After they gather all the information, they need the disability practitioner will pull together your dedicated therapy team.

Your follow up appointments or focussed assessments will help to develop specific strategies to reduce behaviours of concern, and may include occupational, speech, and physiotherapies, assistive technologies, and/ or social intervention. The assessment may be attended by one or two of these team members depending on your immediate goals.

This whole-of-life approach ensures you get the best value from your NDIS funding.

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