Course Aim: On completion of the Understanding Behaviour course participants will have an increased understanding of behaviours that cause concern (behaviours that challenge) with a view to putting in place supportive strategies to reduce their impact and increase the well-being of the individual and those around them.
Course Duration: The course is specifically designed around your requirements. A typical course will therefore range from a short 2.5hr session to either a ó day or a full day. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Target Audience: The course is well suited to those who provide support in circumstances where the behavioural challenges of children or adults has significant impact or where a service is looking to understand the philosophy of positive behaviour supports. This course also offers useful pre-requisite training for the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Introductory, Foundation and Instructor courses.
Pre-requisite knowledge and skill requirements: There are no specific pre-requisite requirements for this introductory course which is practically focussed.
• There is a clear link between behaviour and the communication of (unmet) needs
• Compensatory behaviours are functional skills that are used to ensure safety, predictability, self-control and a regulated sensory input – these may be “challenging” to other staff but serve a clear purpose for the individual
• The long term focus should always be on working out the reason behind the behaviour and addressing this through the teaching of alternative and replacement skills
• Vulnerable individuals require support by reflective practitioners who have a desire to promote positive behaviour by engaging with strategies consistently
• Behaviour Support has a focus on increasing an individual’s quality of life and reducing the restrictions that may be imposed on them through the impact of their own behaviours