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Positive Behaviour Support

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

Because the best way to deliver positive change is to look at your whole life and engage a team of practitioners with the understanding and skills that are vital to helping you make the changes that matter to you.

Positive Behaviour Quality of Life Outcomes 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 participation.
  • Improved capacity of family and supports to help you achieve outcomes that are important to you
  • A Positive Behaviour Support Plan that’s been developed with you and your supports teams’ input
  • Positive experiences embedded in your daily routines to improve wellbeing.
What funding is required to access Positive Behaviour Supports?

NDIS participants with Improved Relationships or Behaviour Support funding can access our Positive Behaviour Supports.

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. It becomes a central resource filled with proactive strategies and instructions to keep everyone safe.

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 Behaviours that Challenge?

These are behaviours that are unexpected and may lead to others around you feeling frustrated, distressed or fearful. This can look like the person damaging things, behaving in ways that others view as socially inappropriate, and hurting themselves or others.

All behaviours happen for a reason, and by working directly with you, your,  family and your supports, we can find ways to assist and reduce behaviours of concern. By using ethical approaches that focus on human rights, community inclusion and equal opportunities, we aim to eliminate the need for restrictive practices wherever possible.

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.

Who are Everyday Independence Behaviour Support Practitioners?

Our behaviour support practitioners are specially trained occupational therapists, mental health nurses, social workers and developmental educators who are passionate about supporting children and adults who use challenging behaviours.

They have been carefully selected to have the skills and attributes that will deliver exceptional therapy support and who approach their work with compassion and open mind.

All behaviour support practitioners at Everyday Independence receive ongoing training, professional development and support to provide evidence-based and person-centred positive behaviour support to people of all ages.

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.

We’re Ready to Get you Started

To get started with positive behaviour support our 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.

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