Managing behaviours that challenge in brain injured individuals: The positive behaviour approach
One day course open to anyone working with individuals with a brain injury who may wish to increase their skills and knowledge of managing behaviours that challenge.
This one day course was open to anyone working with individuals with a brain injury wishing to increase their skills and knowledge of managing behaviours that challenge. It offered a theoretical and practical introduction to the positive behaviour support approach, which has been found to be highly effective and rewarding for those clinicians applying the methods in a range of settings.
By the end of the course attendees will:
• Have an understanding of the possible causes of challenging behaviour after a brain injury.
• Be able to describe the possible functions of challenging behaviour – why is it happening and what does it tell us?
• Have an understanding of the development of both pro-active (preventative) and reactive strategies.
• Be able to appropriately select and use a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies to prevent or respond to challenging behaviours.
• Be able to identify methods that can be incorporated into the clients’ environment and lead to the reduction in incidences of challenging behaviour.
• Be proficient in the completion of documentation of challenging behaviour (e.g. ABCs) and understand the purpose of collecting data.
• Have an understanding of how debriefing and regular staff support mechanisms may help teams working with people with behaviours that challenge.