Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred approach to supporting children in situations where there’s a risk of challenging behaviour.
It has a primary goal of increasing a person’s quality of life, and a secondary goal of decreasing the frequency and severity of their challenging behaviours.
PBS is about working with your child, family, and important others in their lives to develop a shared understanding of why the child has a need to engage in challenging behaviour. We encourage a holistic, person and family centred approach that looks at all the aspects beyond the behaviour.
Our therapists can:
- Help your child understand their daily life using clearer ways of communicating with them, such as introducing a picture schedule
- Change the environment around your child in order to best support their needs, such as reducing high noise levels
- Improve your child’s lifestyle to include more interesting and enjoyable activities.
Children who engage in challenging behaviours are actually telling us something is wrong or missing, and they need our help to make it better.
To find out more about positive behaviour support, get in touch with us today. If you’re ready to get started, make a referral now.