At Play Therapy Melbourne, PBS is a values-driven approach that aims to protect a person’s rights and to promote quality of life for them, their families and others.
We view ‘challenging behaviours’ as often reflecting a mismatch between a person’s needs and what is provided. All behaviour has a purpose or ‘function’. It is important to work out what this is.
We set specific goals with our behaviour support plan as we believe these increase our chances of success.
PBS is different from general parenting approaches or popular behaviour management programs in that it is purely positive and carries out a comprehensive assessment of the individual closely matching the intervention to the assessment considering the function.
At Play Therapy Melbourne, PBS means we work positively and proactively.
Teamwork, consultation and collaboration are an important part of PBS.
We implement our support consistently across settings and over time.
At Play Therapy Melbourne, we believe that setting specific goals for a behaviour support plan will increase the chances of success. We actively include participants in our Goal Setting. Goals should focus on increasing quality of life, as well as the provision of appropriate support. A goal should include information on what the actual goal is, who is involved, the actions each person will take, how progress will be measured, and who will measure it. Goals should be reviewed at appropriate intervals to measure the effectiveness of any recommendations or supports made to support these goals.