Specialised Positive Behaviour Support

The Allied Health CoLab’s experienced Behaviour Support Practitioners help you and your loved ones to understand and cope with challenging behaviours.

Our Behaviour Support Practitioners assist in understanding the nature and function of challenging behaviours.

We understand that when people are happily engaged, doing the things they like, with the people they like, they tend not to use challenging behaviours.

We can assist in increasing the quality of life of adults by actively working with people and their support network on strategies to help them live their best life.

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What is a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?

The overall aim of PBS is to improve a person’s quality of life and reduce or eliminate behaviours of harm to self or others.

Our Practitioners apply evidence-based strategies to better understand each person they support to enable them to meet their individual needs.

We work collaboratively with people and their support networks to understand the function of the behaviours and provide strategies to meet their need.

Why would someone need Specialised Behaviour Support? (PBS)

Some of the most common reasons that people may seek PBS are:

Benefits of Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS).

  • Functional Assessments to understand behaviours of concern or harm
  • Supports to address or modify the environment that may trigger behaviour
  • Teaching individuals replacement skills to meet their needs
  • Provide training to caregivers and support workers to effectively implement a Positive Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP)
  • Develop clear strategies to support the reduction or elimination of behaviours of concern or harm
  • Collaboration and support between allied health professionals, clients, families, and caregivers
  • Increase independence and improved relationships
  • Supports to meet NDIS goals
  • Improved wellbeing and quality of life

The Process

Depending on the complexity and engagement of stakeholders, authoring a Positive Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP) can take between 3 – 6 months.

Step 1.  Referral and Intake 

Contact 07 5293 9080 for a referral form or to discuss individual needs.

You will receive a Service Agreement outlining the terms of Behaviour Support.

If you are an NDIS PACE participant, you will need to first select Your Best Life Disability and Health Services Ltd. as your My Provider (ABN 95 450 197 846).

Upon receipt of a signed Service Agreement, the referrer will be contacted to complete an intake session.

You will be matched with a Behaviour Support Practitioner.

Step 2. Collaboration and Info Gathering with Stakeholders

Your Behaviour Support Practitioner will engage with the individual stakeholders and support network, such as Support Coordinators, family members, support workers, Supported Independent living providers, local GP and others.

Collaboration is a key part in the development of a Positive Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP).

Please note, Positive Behaviour Support is not 1:1 psychological therapy. If you are interested in therapy, please visit out psychology page.

Step 3. Drafting the Positve Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP)

After collecting behaviour recording data, the Behaviour Support Practitioner will develop a tailored plan which includes identifying the function(s) behind a challenging behaviour, as well as developing appropriate strategies to best support the person.

The development of a PBSP can take between 3 to 6 months. Our practitioners will analyse the behaviour recording data, contact key stakeholders and modify plans so that it is tailored to each person and their individual needs.

Step 4. Implementation and Training

Once the PBSP is developed and you are NDIS funded for implementation and training, our Behaviour Support Practitioners will contact you to implement and train out the plan.

Can PBSPs be administered remotely?

Absolutely!

 

Our Behaviour Support Practitioners offer telehealth and assessments via phone or video chat

Australia-wide.

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Meet Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Location: Maroochydore, Kawana and Gympie

Ashleigh is a dedicated provisional psychologist who recently graduated with a Masters of Professional Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland.

With a solid foundation in psychology and a wealth of practical experience, she brings a compassionate and collaborative approach to the field.

Previously, Ashleigh has served as a youth worker and case manager in out-of-home residential care settings, working closely with children and adolescents. She has also contributed in areas of complex mental health, offering support to clients across the lifespan and from diverse cultural backgrounds. In these roles, Ashleigh has not only focused on client care but also played a role in supporting the mental health and well-being of support workers and primary carers.

While primarily grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), she recognises the importance of therapeutic flexibility and incorporates elements from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) when suitable. Her practice is guided by the unique strengths and needs of each individual, ensuring a tailored and effective therapeutic experience. Ashleigh finds fulfilment in helping people discover their inherent value and navigate the world with newfound confidence, ultimately empowering them to live their best life.

Passionate about guiding young people and their families, she is passionate about addressing issues related to anxiety, body image, disordered eating, perfectionism, and low self-worth. Ashleigh is committed to making a positive impact on the mental health landscape.

To book an appointment with Ashleigh, please contact
07 5293 9080 enquiries@tahc.ybl.org.au 

CONTACT

07 5293 9080

enquiries@tahc.ybl.org.au

 

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