Managing Behaviours that Challenge in Brain Injured Individuals: the Positive Behaviour Support Approach
This one day course is open to anyone working with individuals with a brain injury who may wish to increase their skills and knowledge of managing behaviours that challenge.
It offers 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. ABC’s) 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.