Managing behaviours that challenge in brain injured individuals: the positive behaviour support approach
This one day course is for anyone working with brain injured individuals want 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 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.