Independent Specialist Behaviour Support enables carers to learn how to practice positive person centred support. There are solutions people often overlook when behaviours of concern make life difficult for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnosis.
Independent Behaviour Support by an experienced and qualified specialist is essential to person centred, ethical, and legal standards.
Independent Specialist Behaviour Support can include:
- Case modelling,
- Writing behaviour support plans,
- Mentoring family and staff,
- Designing skill development opportunities,
- Capacity building with staff and/or family.
Capacity building increases your ability to respond appropriately.
Learning, skill development, consistency, and gaining confidence are rewarding to you and to the person with a disability. These combined often reduce behaviours of concern.
Independent arms length expertise is also essential to high quality assessment and support planning.
By choosing this service you benefit by having an independent, arm’s length, in-depth, and highly experienced specialist.
While providing assistance we may offer recommendations and implementation strategies for matching behaviours of concern with practical options that meet national and state standards.
- Transparent review of family or agency relationships is beneficial
- Behaviours are often relational
- Independent input often highlights what people on the ground tend to overlook
- Encouragement and mutual support build on your skills and accomplishments
In addition to current NDIS funding that is focused on developing a baseline Behaviour Support Plan and Incident Prevention and Response Plan we also offer senior clinical support in a range of areas that may not attract funding from the NDIA.
For instance, additional concerns may be addressed through:
- Expert case review of case files, gathering of information, and ordering up files from Community Services and/or other locations. Where history warrants, a complete file review may provide valuable insight around the basis of behaviours of concern and ways forward in best understanding and supporting an individual with complex needs.
- Optimal futures mapping is a process where by all relevant information is gathered and client, family, and service providers map out the range of needs, capacities, dreams, and potentials for and with the individual.
- Systems Consultations assists where a family or organisation needs support to address longstanding patterns of relationships or living contexts or policies that have an impact on behaviours of concern and/or quality of life outcomes.
- Behaviour Assessment Reporting is a process of gathering more extensive data and evidence-based information over time to assist with case planning and feeding into revisions of a Behaviour Support Plan. The participant-family-organisation works collaboratively with the Specialist over 3-6 months depending on the needs, agreements, and outcomes sought.
Note: The services described on this page may or may not be covered under the NDIS Funded Disability Services. To get funding for behavior support and/or counselling a participant needs to present the need to their NDIS Planner so this is included in their funding package. Where funding packages are already received but do not include Behaviour Support or Counselling, the participant or their family or guardian may approach the NDIA Planner to have this need included.
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