Managing Behaviours that Challenge in Brain Injured Individuals: The Positive Behaviour Support Approach
Tuesday 2 and 9 March 2021
This two-part online course is open to anyone working with people with a brain injury who want to increase their skills and knowledge of managing behaviours that challenge
It offers a theoretical and practical introduction to the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach. The use of PBS in managing challenging behaviour has been shown to be a highly effective, cost-effective method which is generalisable to a variety of behaviours and settings.
By the end of the online course attendees will
- Have an understanding of the possible contributors to challenging behaviour following 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.
- Understand the role of communication impairment in challenging behaviour
- Be able to identify methods that can be incorporated into the clients’ environment and lead to the reduction in incidences of challenging behaviour.
- Understand the purpose of completing and collecting data around the incidence of challenging behaviour.
- Have an understanding of how debriefing and regular staff support mechanisms may help teams working with people with behaviours that challenge.