Research evidence shows that the most effective interventions for supporting people with challenging behaviour are derived from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) combines the technological toolkit of ABA with the values base of the five service accomplishments and delivers support within individualised, person-centred frameworks. The values underpinning PBS are entirely congruent with those within national policy and frameworks for people with intellectual disability.
PBS training is applicable to all staff who support service users whose behaviours challenge. The course gives a broad introduction to PBS, the concept of challenging behaviour, the basic building blocks of the behavioural model, and outlines interventions to prevent challenging behaviour and create helpful learning environments. This module can be undertaken in three ways:
1. As a self-study course (6-8 hours), training materials supplied on a CD.
2. As a one-day workshop for up to 20 staff.
3. As a facilitator’s training course to enable you to deliver the one-day workshop yourself.
We have added these different options as this is likely to attract the largest number of staff within an organisation and therefore needs to be adaptable so that its delivery can be maximised and delivered in a cost-effective manner.
Brief Behavioural Assessment Tool (BBATpro)
Central to Positive Behavioural Support is the process of Functional Behavioural Assessment: finding out under what conditions a person's behaviour tends to occur and what outcomes it achieves for them. It is only by producing such an assessment that we can properly understand the meaning behind a person's behaviour and plan appropriate supports, and we know that intervention plans based on Functional Behavioural Assessment are significantly more successful than those which are not.
The BBATpro is a semi-structured functional assessment tool that can be administered by professionally qualified staff or staff who have undertaken higher-level training in PBS. The tool can be purchased along with a manual that provides clear instructions for both completing the interview and interpreting the results. The BBATpro provides a solid foundation for designing individualised PBS interventions.
In-depth Behavioural Assessment (PBSpro)
More complex behavioural challenges require more complex assessment - something that can be achieved by our online tool, PBSpro. This brings Positive Behavioural Support within everyone's grasp - parents, teachers, support staff and professionals - by taking users through a step-by-step process of:
1.Conducting a Functional Behavioural Assessment
2.Collecting direct behavioural observations and refining your assessment
3.Producing an individualised PBS plan based on the above