Some people with disability exhibit behaviour that can be of concern and can include those that cause harm to self or others. This behaviour may cause physical or emotional hardship, or limit the person’s ability to fully engage with their community.
We work to determining the reason for a behaviour of concern and provide targeted strategies on how to support the person to decrease their reliance on using that behaviour to meet their needs. We then work to develop strategies that build on a person’s strengths and to develop positive relationships, communication and coping skills.
We employ evidenced based educational approaches to address challenging behaviour and recognise that behaviour is a way of communicating. Positive behaviour support can be helpful when a person is misunderstanding something e.g. a life event, or someone in their life or when going through big changes that they might not fully understand.
It is also useful to reduce the impact of mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression.