Whole-istic Health and Behaviour Support

Many people ask, what is behaviour support? At the most basic levels, therapeutic behaviour support provides assessment and practical options for assisting with behaviours of concern. Naturally, we ask, what are concerning behaviours? In common sense terms, these are anything that people do that causes high levels of concern - such as self harming, other …

Restrictive Practices Update in Light of NDIA Commission Developments

The NDIS Commission launched 1 July 2018 with new standards for behaviour support. In NSW we have entered into a joint agreement that fits our standards within the umbrella determined by the Commission. This means a few changes to NSW Policy and Practice. To read more and learn about the changes, click on the links. …

Specialist Behaviour Support

NDIA Commission Lauch 1 July 2018 The new financial year brings new government oversight of behaviour support. In NSW where we are based, the state system has now fully transitioned (more or less) to the new national system. This means that disability service providers will face new regulations and standards for behaviour support practice. The …

Inverell Community Clinic

Ability Therapy Specialists begins this Monday providing a fortnightly clinic in Inverell focused on participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We are hosted by Inverell's own Individual Ability Supports (IAS). We also have participants coming via other organisations like Brighter Access. If you know of people interested in attending the clinic, the way to …

Functional Assessment and Behaviour Support

Essential really to effective behaviour support, "functional assessment" provides the what, why, when, how, and how much of behaviours of concern. In fact, we have read studies that suggest that functional assessments well done improve the likelihood of your choice of support method by as much as 200%. That is, base your effort on a …

E-Coaching and Disability Behaviour Support

New England North West and Australia cover such large areas, plus online services for medicine, health, and psychotherapy related services are proven useful and effective. We still look to the literature to gain new insights on ways to use these technologies more effectively. The following study suggests that distance or "e-coaching" methods are highly effective. …

Behaviour Support 101_2

Last up we defined "Behaviour Support" and looked at behaviours of concern. The key insight was relationship - all behaviours of concern are relational. "Concern" is about the people who relate AND the person with behaviours. This round we look at the "WHY BOTHER" of things. Let's begin with a "Demystify Me Moment." Demystify Me …