Within this topic, we will utilise our knowledge of assessment and functional analysis in the development of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans. We will outline important consideration in the implementation of PBS interventions utilising a person-centred approach, with a focus on self-determination and social role valorisation. We will examine proactive antecedent-based (environmental) strategies, including affect regulation and self-management. Topics will also include systematic instruction and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), which provide students with the skills needed in supporting individuals with diverse abilities to learn functionally meaningful skills. Multicomponent approaches involving consequence-based strategies will also be explored. Students will be provided with the skills to develop and present PBS plans in a professional format accessible to key stakeholders, including families and support organisations.
This topic aims to enable students to develop and compose individualised Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans based on evidence-based practices that reflect functional hypotheses.