What is a Behaviour Support practitioner?
A Behaviour Support Practitioner creates individualised strategies for people with disability that are responsive to the person’s needs, in a way that reduces and eliminates the need for the use of regulated restrictive practices.
A behaviour support practitioner is considered suitable to undertake behaviour support assessments (including functional behavioural assessments) and to develop behaviour support plans that may contain the use of restrictive practices. Practitioners are broken down into four levels; core, proficient, advance and specialist.
What we offer (including our registered NDIS categories):
LiveBig is registered for the following NDIS category for behaviour support:
|Registration Group Name||Support Category No.||Support Category Name||Support Item No.||Support Item Description|
|Therapeutic Supports||128||Therapeutic Supports||15_056_0128_1_3||Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy And/Or Training (Incl. AT) - Other Therapy|
Currently LiveBig can provide the following services that are either self or plan managed:
- Early Intervention (0-6)
- Therapeutic Service with no restrictive practices (7+)
LiveBig will be expanding on its existing services in the next months. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on when the full suite of Behaviour Support services will be on offer.
We collaborate with you and your support team to establish clear goals within your NDIS therapy plan. We regularly review progress and assess outcomes, setting new objectives along the way, ensuring that you are always advancing to the next level.
We treat all plan options the same – whether you are self-managed, plan-managed or NDIA managed. To provide the best possible service, we also offer flexible arrangements. We involve you and your carers in the decision-making process at every step of the way, ensuring you get the most from your NDIS plan.
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Why would you need behaviour support as part of your NDIS plan?
Behaviour support is provided to participants and their support networks to assist in addressing, managing, and reducing behaviour (actions) that may be of harm to themselves, others or their environment.
An individual might need behaviour support services as part of their NDIS plan if they have complex or unclear needs and need a Function Based Assessment. A behaviour support practitioner can provide a specialised assessment requiring long term or intensive support to address behaviours of concern.
Examples of this may include:
- If you or your family member has Autism Spectrum Disorder and displays behaviours of concern such as hitting, having meltdowns or engages in self-injurious behaviour
- If you or your family member has a rare genetic disorder and displays concerning behaviours such as screaming, biting, kicking or hairpulling
- If you or your family member has Prader Willie Syndrome and needs a restrictive practice to stay safe such as requiring a lock on the fridge.
- If you or your family member have multiple complex diagnosis such as a Brain Injury and Phelan McDermid Syndrome, and display unsafe behaviours of concern such as drinking harmful substances such as bleach, running out of the house and onto a busy road.
- If you or a family member use challenging behaviour to express yourself or maybe don’t know why you engage in certain behaviour, you might benefit from a Function Based Assessment
- Regardless of diagnosis, if you or a family member experience any of the following, you might benefit from Behaviour Support:
- Compulsive eating of food
- Eating non-food items
- Bingeing on foods
- Refusing food
- Harm to self either physical, suicidal or through use of weapons
- Harmful sexual behaviour to others or self
- Physical aggression to animals or others
- Damage or destruction to property
- Verbal aggression
- Withdrawal from society
We help individuals to meet their NDIS goals by working closely with them and their carers to improve the quality of their life. We achieve this by setting realistic goals and focussing on incremental achievements, continuously working to progress them to the next level.
How do we provide behaviour support services?
- We provide Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support. We complete indirect assessments (reports, functional assessment interview), direct assessments (observational assessments across different environments), conduct a Function Based Assessment, then develop a Behaviour Support Plan.
- Specialist Behaviour Support is an intensive support for a participant, intending to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviours of concern. Behaviour support requires a behaviour support plan to be developed that aims to limit the likelihood of behaviours of concern developing or increasing once identified. This plan outlines the specifically designed positive behavioural support strategies for a participant, their family and support persons that will achieve the intended outcome of eliminating or reducing behaviours of concern.
- We charge travel in line with the NDIS Price Guide. We make every effort coordinate our sessions to minimise travel costs to our participants.
- We complete assessments at your home, community setting, day programs and any other place that is important to you
- If we’re unable to provide face to face sessions due to COVID-19, we can provide telehealth services
- We can also provide telehealth services for follow up sessions if you would like to reduce travel costs or if this is more convenient for you
Do you need a behaviour support assessment?
If you have an NDIS plan review or are in the process of getting your first plan done, you may need an assessment and subsequent report to support your case in meeting your goals.