Positive Behaviour Support
I have designed this visual with hopes of giving a broad outline of PBS strategies.
The proactive strategies are designed to be used all of the time; the reactive as little as possible. This is because new behaviours cannot be taught when the individual is displaying behaviours that challenge; they can only be taught when the individual is at baseline (happy, calm, relaxed, etc). This is not an exhaustive list, and when I create behaviour support plans for individuals they are based on their needs, not broad strategies such as this. For example a specific skill may need to be taught, or a specific strategy may work well to de-escalate the individual. BCBAs should be sought when looking to create behaviour support plans, to ensure that the plans are evidence-based, person-centred and effective. Any questions please ask! Samantha.