Our Behaviour Support team are passionate about working with children, teenagers and adults in and around Launceston who use challenging behaviours, to help improve their quality of life and those who support them.
Sometimes a person living with a disability responds to their environment or communicates their needs by using challenging behaviours. These are behaviours that are unexpected and may lead to others around the person feeling frustrated, distressed or fearful.
We believe that all behaviours happen for a reason and by working directly with the person, their family and their other supports, we can find those triggers and develop strategies that assist the person to reduce these behaviours. By using ethical approaches that focus on human rights, community inclusion and equal opportunities, we aim to eliminate the use of restrictive practices wherever possible and improve the quality of the person’s life and of their key supports’.
Under a NDIS plan, funding must exist under Improved Relationships to access this therapy.
Supporting you the Everyday Way
We come to you at home, school, work or other places in the community where you like to spend time because the places that matter most to you, are the best places to build up skills and confidence – you’re putting what you learn to practice right away. This is the Everyday Way we deliver our services.
Our Behaviour Support practitioners are highly experienced and specially trained Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Developmental Educators. They love their work and approach it with compassion and curiosity to unpack why these behaviours occur. They have been carefully selected to have the skills and attributes to deliver exceptional positive behaviour support management.
If achieving your goals require more than positive behaviour support, our practitioners work as team and can link you in with the relevant Everyday Independence therapists to help plan and provide your therapy support at the right time, so you can achieve your goals faster.
Your therapy package can also include:
NDIS Positive Behaviour Support services can help with
- Developing a Positive Behaviour Support Plan that becomes a central resource filled with proactive strategies and instructions to keep everyone safe
- Ensuring everyone involved understands the plan and how to use it in their everyday
- Reducing or eliminating the use of restrictive practices
- Ensuring that independence is regained and quality of life is improved.
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Positive Behaviour Support FAQs
The journey to enjoying more everyday life activities begins with the creation of an individualised Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plan. We’ll collaborate with the person and their trusted support team to ensure we’re all working towards a unified purpose, with a focus on building their capacity and their supports’. 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 update regularly with their support team. On occasions, where there is a restrictive practice 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 on the use of the restrictive practice.
We’ll help everyone involved to understand the plan and how to use it in their everyday.
These are behaviours that are unexpected and may lead to others around the person feeling frustrated, distressed or fearful. This can look like the person damaging things around them, behaving in ways that are viewed by others as socially inappropriate, hurting themselves or others.
We believe that all behaviours happen for a reason and by working directly with the person, their family and their other supports we can find ways to assist the person to reduce their 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.
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 for the person. Our highly trained team of Behaviour Support practitioners are committed to reducing and eliminating the use of restrictive practices, so that the person’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.
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 love who approach their work with compassion and open mind. Our Behaviour Support practitioners have been described as conductors in an orchestra; guiding the supports around the person to create beautiful music, that flows and calms them. 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.
Behaviour Support services should be considered if 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.
Our promise is to help improve the quality of life of the person 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.