Behaviour Support begins with your goals, strengths, and skills.
Goals come from two places.
- The first is personal feelings. This is how you feel about your life and what you want to do.
- The second is social feelings. This is how others feel about your life and what others want for you and with you. Others are your family, friends, carers, staff, and community.
The balance of your feelings and other people’s feelings make for a stronger behaviour support plan.
After all what is a behaviour support plan?
Any good plan is made by you, your behaviour support specialist, and other people.
A good plan is to help you to feel safe and able to live your goals, strengths, and skills.
Strengths come from two places.
- The first is your feelings on your own strengths. What do you like best? What do you like least? What do you like to do most? What do you not want to do? What things do you really dislike?
- The second is other people’s experience of your strengths. What do they see about your likes, dislikes, and capacity to do different things?
The balance of your feelings and other people’s feelings on your strengths provides a good beginning to a strong behaviour support plan.
A good behaviour support plan is to help you practice your strengths.
Practicing strengths is best done with the help of friends, family, staff, carers, and community.
Skills come from two places.
- The first is your feelings on what you can do best, and what you can do least of all. All the things in between are also important. You may feel OK about house keeping skills. But you might feel yuk about eating ice cream in winter. Well, maybe not…! LOL
- The second is other people’s feelings on what you do best and least, and everything in between.
A good behaviour support plan will build on your skills.
Building skills means you can feel good about what you do good and not so good.
We are all learning and growing.
To finish Things Up
So we got goals, strengths, and skills.
Three things make a map or plan of how you are going. The behaviour part is social and relationships. How you can go, and how others can help you go.
Your plan can help to celebrate your goals, strengths, and skills.
Your plan can help to build up new strengths in things you would like to learn and do in future.
By making a plan your family, friends, staff, carers, and community members can better support you too.
Other people can use the plan to understand your goals, strengths, and skills.
This is how we make a good behaviour support plan.
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