Positive Behaviour Support

Lotus Support Coordination Services is an approved provider for participants requiring Behaviour Practitioners under capacity building (Improved Relationships).

Behaviour Support Planning

We are an approved provider for participants requiring Positive Behaviour Support Services under Capacity Building Supports (CBS). At Lotus Support Coordination Services (LSCS) we provide a wide range of services and supports to satisfy the needs of our participants so that their quality of life and those around them are improved. Everyone has the right to communicate their needs, participate in activities that are meaningful to them, and retain choice and control in their life. Capacity Building Supports (CBS) focuses on building our participant’s skills to improve independence and achieve their long-term goals rather than using restrictive practices such as limiting the person’s movement or activities. Hence Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is classed under CBS for the goal to form and improve Relationships. PBS aims to help our participants develop positive interactions and behaviour for their wellbeing and their relationships.

Focusing on the strengths of the individual, we work in partnership with participants and their primary support networks (parents, caregivers, schools and support staff) and other professionals. PBS is a strength-based framework and participants are included in the process up to implementing interventions and reviews. Lotus Support Coordination Services (LSCS) can help build capacity and independence, improve daily behaviours and implement coping strategies to adequately manage behaviours.

What is Positive Behaviour Support

Individuals respond to their environment or communicate their needs differently and for some of our participants, they do this by using behaviours that challenge. Challenging behaviours can cause broken relationships, frustration and people will try to use reactive practices to stop behaviours. Positive behaviour support (PBS) is the best way to support an individual who has challenging behaviours. Positive support for behaviour is an informed, comprehensive approach that caregivers and family can utilise to teach and encourage people to act appropriately.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an effective intervention service that tackles a wide range of issues.

How can LSCS help?

All behaviour, including challenging behaviour, happens for a reason – understanding what the function of the behaviour is can suggest how to make sure the person has access to the things they need. This may involve changing the environment, teaching them new skills etc. PBS uses the principles and procedures from behaviour analysis to assess and support skills teaching and behaviour change. Other, complementary evidence-based approaches may be included in PBS plans such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Parent training for children with CB and early intervention for children 3-5 with emerging challenging behaviours.

We work with you to build a person-centred approach for participants and your primary support networks. We encourage our participants to communicate their concerns allow them to be heard and receive support in effectively tackling challenging behaviours and effective strategies and outcomes to resolve them. You will obtain culturally sound and holistic care services that are accessible and inexpensive. Our experienced LSCS team will help you with a wide range of behavioural challenges and we will provide the correct and necessary tools to overcome these challenges.

The skills we teach will make a meaningful impact in the lives of participants and their primary support networks, empowering individuals to obtain the best outcomes for improved quality of life via our personalised plans, friendly services, commitment and unrivalled integrity.

What to expect?

Your behaviour practitioner will work closely with you to get the support and training you need.

After we receive a referral we will contact the participant’s primary support person/s and meet with our behaviour practitioner. PBS bases decisions on data gathered about a person’s skills, behaviour, and needs so participant and their primary support networks will get to know each other and complete a behaviour assessment. A behaviour practitioner will conduct a functional assessment which will help to identify the reasons (function) for a person’s behaviour and is used to create a clear and structured plan of action.

You will then receive a Support Plan for responding to challenging behaviour and reinforcing positive behaviour based on data gathered about a person’s skills, behaviour, and needs. A PBS plan will include proactive strategies to prevent challenging behaviour from happening, strategies to teach new skills to make the challenging behaviour less likely and reactive strategies that minimise restriction if it does occur.

Your behaviour practitioner will work closely with you to get the support and training you need to successfully implement your plan.

After your PBS Plan has been implemented we will need to ensure we document valuable progress feedback. It is important to note that PBS is not a quick fix, however, the aim is to actively support people over the long term and to monitor and maintain their quality of life.

If you are interested in engaging our Behaviour Support Planning (PBS) please complete our referral form or contact us.