Behaviour Support Service
What is Behaviour Support?
Behaviour support focuses on evidence-based strategies and person-centred supports that address the needs of the individual and the underlying causes of behaviours of concern, to enhance the quality of life for both the individual and those that support them.
Behaviour Support Service
A behaviour support service involves working with the individual, their family and support team to develop developing a comprehensive and individualised positive behaviour support plan that focuses on improving the individual’s overall quality of life. Quality of Life (QoL) is a multidimensional concept that comprises of interpersonal relationships, social inclusion, personal development, physical well-being, self-determination, material well-being, emotional well-being, rights, living environment, family, recreation, education, and safety/security (e.g., Felce & Perry 1995; 1997; Verdugo et al., 2005; WHOQoL, 1995).
What does a Behaviour Support Service involve?
A behaviour support service will include the following:
- Individual profile.
- Behaviour data collection.
- Interim and comprehensive behaviour support plan outlining proactive, active and reactive strategies.
- Monitoring, reviewing and updating behaviour support plan.
- Training of support team in positive behavioural support techniques.
Speech Pathology Service
What is Speech Pathology?
A speech pathologist is an allied health professional who provides assessment and treatment/therapy for communication, social, feeding and swallowing difficulties.
Speech Pathology Services
A speech pathologist will first assess the individual’s current communication and social skills. The speech pathologist will then collaborate with the individual, family and support team to provide a therapy plan and resources to develop the individual’s communication and social skills. Strategies specific to the various of settings (e.g. family home, school, residential accommodation, employment, day centre and community) the individual participates in will be provided.
What a Speech Pathology Program will address?
- Receptive communication skills to enable the individual to comprehend information such as understanding routines, words, phrases, instructions, directions, questions and concepts.
- Expressive communication skills to express their needs, wants, thoughts and concepts through speech or forms of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (e.g. picture systems, communication boards and communication devices).
- Social skills to enable the individual establish and build relationships with others.
- Emotional skills to enable the individual identify and understand one’s own feelings, to accurately read and comprehend emotional states in others, to manage strong emotions and their expression in a constructive and healthy manner.
- Executive functioning skills to enable the individual participate in activities (e.g. plan, organise, sequence, monitor one’s performance, utilise feedback, inhibit inappropriate response, being flexible, time management skills and self-regulation skills).
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