I for Impulsivity: Positive Behaviour Support

As part of normal development, most children have times when they act or say something or do something without thinking.

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Impulsive behaviour becomes a concern when any or all of the following occur:

  • the frequency (i.e. how often a child exhibits impulsive behaviour) becomes excessive,
  • the duration (i.e. how long each incident of the impulsive behaviour lasts) becomes excessive,
  • the intensity (i.e. the strength of the impulsive behaviour) escalates from minor behaviours into extreme behaviours, and
  • the impulsive behaviour negatively impacts the child’s participation in activities, interaction with others, their day-to-day functioning and development.

Based on the evidence-based Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach this user-friendly guide, I for Impulsivity will help you develop a comprehensive PBS plan step-by-step:

  • How to identify the reasons for the impulsive behaviour (assess),
  • How to respond when the impulsive behaviour occurs (manage), and
  • How to help the child learn positive ways of behaving and managing their emotions. (prevent).

Use the practical tools (checklists, forms and strategies) provided to develop comprehensive PBS plans that can be used to support children of all ages consistently in all contexts. This invaluable resource is useful for parents, caregivers, educators in childcare, early childhood, primary and secondary schools, disability, mental health, allied health and supervisory professionals.

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