Managing Behaviours that Challenge in Brain Injured Individuals: The positive behaviour support approach

5 May 2016

After the event

This one day course was open to anyone working with individuals with a brain injury who wished 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,

  • Had an understanding of the possible causes of challenging behaviour after a brain injury.
  • Were able to describe the possible functions of challenging behaviour – Why is it happening and what does it tell us?
  • Had an understanding of the development of both pro-active (preventative) and reactive strategies.
  • Were able to appropriately select and use a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies to prevent or respond to challenging behaviours.
  • Were able to identify methods that can be incorporated into the patients’ environment and lead to the reduction in incidences of challenging behaviour.
  • Were proficient in the completion of documentation of challenging behaviour (e.g. ABC’s) and understand the purpose of collecting data.
  • Had an understanding of how debriefing and regular staff support mechanisms may help teams working with people with behaviours that challenge.