Intensive Therapeutic Support
Behaviour support utilises a range of behavioural approaches to understand what maintains an individual’s challenging behaviour. An individual’s challenging behaviours can sometimes be difficult to change because they serve a purpose for them. We interpret behaviour of concern as communication and we understand that sometimes the function of behaviour has a sensory or communication / frustration component.
Functional Behaviour Assessments are used to analyse behaviours, identify the contexts (events, times, and situation) that trigger when behaviour will and will not occur, and identify consequences that maintain the behaviour. Based on the Functional Behaviour Assessments, behaviour support changes stimulus and reinforcement in the child’s environment, and teaches the child to strengthen coping skill areas. In doing so, the child’s strengths are maximised in ways that allow them to function better in home, social, and educational environments.
What is the process?
A member of our team will contact you for a brief 10-15 minute conversation to understand your child’s needs and concerning behaviours.
A member of our team will meet with you (either in person or online) to conduct a full Functional Behavioural Assessment interview and collate any supporting documentation that may be helpful.
Observation in school and home (this may also happen via phone/video conference or email correspondence) to collect observable data and unpack triggers and events. This step also includes interviews and gathering information from other professionals working with your child.
Behavioural support allied health team meeting to discuss and develop a draft plan.
A meeting between the behavioural support practitioner and the family to review the draft plan and discuss strategies and approaches that reduce frequency and intensity of behaviours of concern. Recommendations for ongoing interventions to support the implementation of the plan are discussed with the family.
The Behaviour Support Plan is amended and the final report is sent to you, along with a closing letter that is shared with the school if your consent is provided.
A review and evaluation of the behavioural support plan and interventions through interviews with family and key stakeholders.
The completion of a summary report of the behaviour support intervention as part of an NDIS plan review.
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
0426 276 301
Cheltenham & Frankston