How I do it
I provide training and mentoring for adults within all environments, guiding them to be able to identify triggers, profile individuals, reduce escalations and provide a consistent environment. While at the same time focusing on building positive relationships between all parties involved
- Work one on one with children
- Help with challenging behaviours at home, school or another environment
- On-site training for staff, students and parents.
- Design and implement behaviour plans
- Explain positive and negative reinforcement as behaviour strategies
- Supporting parents with strategies for complex behaviour and developmental issues
- Implement effective communication skills, programs, procedures and strategies
- Social skill intervention
- Observations within the child’s environment
- Demonstrate intervention methods
- Provide time lapsed re-assessments
- Detailed reports illustrating findings and recommendations
ABC Behaviour Model
The ABC model is a method used to gain a deeper understanding of many challenging behaviours. This behaviour statement allows specialists to understand the trigger, behaviour and outcome to then be able to select an appropriate intervention plan to extinguish or replace challenging behaviours.
What does the ABC stand for?
Antecedents – what happened before the behaviour?
Behaviour – what was the actual behaviour?
Consequences – what happens afterwards?
Using the ABC model allow me to analyze and understand the challenging behaviours displayed without involving any emotion or assumptions. Furthermore, the ABC model assists the development of behaviour support plans.
Behaviour Support Plans
Behaviour support plans can be utilised in school, day care centres and other organisations to improve the overall well-being of the child and their environment. The plans aim to support all individuals within the environment by implementing behaviour strategies which will reduce unpredictable and disruptive behaviours.
A behavioural support plan consists of:
- Encouraging individuals to make positive choices.
- Gaining a greater understanding of the environment and external triggers.
- Developing a comprehensive understanding of the reason for the behaviour.
- Implementing a plan with can improve behaviour in all environments.
- Developing a plan which can be easily implemented with limited disruption in schools and other organisations.
- Improving both verbal and non-verbal responses.
- Reducing stress on families and carers.
- Understanding deficits and implement plans to improve them.