What are Behaviour Support services?
Behaviour support services can help you address, manage and reduce behaviour (actions) that may harm you, others, or your environment. Behaviour support is registered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy And/Or Training (Incl. AT) – Other Therapy.
When might I benefit from Behaviour Support?
Behaviour Support may help you if you have complex or unclear needs and need what is called a Functional-Based Assessment. If you need long term or intensive support services, your behaviour support practitioner will help you understand what is available.
Life can be frustrating. No one always gets what they want, gets their own way or always understands why they can’t have what they want. Sometimes, we are asked to change our behaviour. This is often the case when other people expect and want us to behave differently to the way that we do.
What is a Behaviour Support practitioner?
A Behaviour Support Practitioner helps people with their behaviour. They can look at why someone is behaving a certain way and develop plans that might involve using less restrictive practices to manage the behaviour. There are four levels of practitioners: core, proficient, advanced and specialist.
A Behaviour Support Practitioner will create an individual plan to address the needs of each person they support. The plan will work toward reducing or removing the need to use regulated restrictive practices.
What steps are involved in behaviour support?
A Behaviour Support Practitioner works on a guided plan to help people achieve their NDIS goals. The steps involved are:
- You can set goals to help you change your behaviour. We support you to focus on improving your behaviour one step at a time. We keep working with you to progress to the next step.
- We help you to understand why people want you to change your behaviour and what they expect from you. We are on your side to live your best life.
- Behaviour Assessments help us to better understand who you are and why you use certain behaviours.
- We complete indirect assessments and review what you’ve tried in the past, what worked and what didn’t work.
- We complete direct assessments by observing and collecting data for analysis.
- Support Model Assessments provide recommendations about how your support needs could be addressed in a holistic way across all areas of your life.
Behaviour Support Plans
- Behaviour Support Plans outline the Function(s) of behaviour and outline ways that your support team could intervene to help you improve. They outline proactive and reactive strategies.
- Proactive strategies are interventions used regularly to reduce the likelihood of recurrence of the target behaviour.
- Reactive strategies are interventions used after the target behaviour has occurred to help de-escalate a situation more quickly.
What behavioural support services does LiveBig offer?
We provide the following services that are either self or plan managed:
- Early Intervention (0-6) that are either self- managed or plan managed:
- Therapeutic Service (7+) With Restrictive Practices that are either NDIA managed, Self-Managed or Plan Managed.
- Therapeutic Service (7+) that are either NDIA managed, Self-Managed or Plan Managed
We offer the same service to everyone. Whether you manage your plan, use a plan manager, or are managed by the NDIA. We also have flexible arrangements to help you get the most out of your NDIS plan. We want to make sure that you make the best decisions for yourself. We will work with you, your family and carers to make sure this happens.
We will support you to establish and achieve your goals.