Positive Behaviour Support

CLA Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners

Kristy Rothwell

Kristy Rothwell

Senior PBS Practitioner specialising in complex participants with trauma informed practice
Amanda Dawson

Amanda Dawson

PBS Practitioner specialising in participants with Dementia and ageing conditions
Kirsty Martin

Kirsty Martin

PBS Practitioner specialising in working with children
Kannen Naidu

Kannen Naidu

PBS Practitioner specialising in participants who have Autism

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

PBS is an evidence based approach aiming to:

  • Increase the quality of a participant’s life
  • Decrease the frequency and severity of behaviours of concern
  • Take a holistic approach to a participant’s life
  • Work with stakeholders to increase their capacity and ability to handle difficult situations
  • Develop strategies to prevent a particular behaviour from occurring

How is CLA different from other PBS practitioners:

At CLA our local practitioners take a hands on approach when engaging with participants. Our team spend many hours observing the participants in all of their environments to build a better understanding of the person, their needs, their communication needs and to identify areas for development.

In addition our practitioners attend appointments with other therapists, providers, schools and doctors as required. Our approach provides an open communication style between therapists, family, support workers and the PBS practitioners. Furthermore if an incident were to occur our practitioners are available for hands on support for both the participant and other stakeholders.

Our PBS practitioners can assist with:

  • Developing strategies to get participant’s needs met through a behaviour support plan and implementation meetings.
  • Developing a person centered behaviour support plan, that clearly outlines how to support a person during a behaviour of concern.
  • Making recommendations to changes in their environment to ensure it is meeting their needs.
  • Improving their social engagement in the community to ensure their social needs are being met.
  • Staff training to ensure all stakeholders understand how to use the behaviour support plan.
  • Ongoing 1:1 training with all stakeholders.
  • Ongoing behaviour incident support.
Our success stories:

Among our successes a highlight includes the changes that we have seen in a male participant who displayed many behaviours of concern and often placed his support at significant risk. At times his support workers required medical attention for injuries.

He has been engaged in PBS for 18 months and during this time stakeholders have seen a significant decline in all of his behaviours of concern and the elimination of physical aggression towards others.

He continues to work towards developing social skills and being meaningful engaged in his community.

Contact us to arrange a consultation today on 9842 3855 or download our services brochure below.

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CLA Services Brochure

CLA Services Brochure