Managing behaviours that challenge in brain injured individuals: the positive behaviour support approach
This one day course is open to anyone working with brain injured individuals who may wish to increase their skills and knowledge of managing challenging behaviours.
It offers a theoretical and practical introduction to the positive behaviour support approach, which is 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 is it telling us?
- Have an understanding of the development of both proactive (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 patients’ environment that can lead to the reduction of the incidence 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.