What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

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What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?

What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an individualised and comprehensive approach that parents and carers use to teach and encourage children to behave in appropriate ways.

The approach makes difficult behaviour unnecessary by removing the things that trigger, encourage or reward that behaviour. It also teaches children alternative and more appropriate behaviour to replace the difficult behaviour.

Who is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for?
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is for anyone with behaviour difficulties, including autistic children. The approach can also be used with people with intellectual, learning, developmental and social difficulties.

What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) used for?
The main goal of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is to reduce difficult behaviour.

Where does Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) come from?
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) emerged in the 1980s, evolving from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Both PBS and ABA are based on ‘learning theory’, but PBS developed with a stronger focus on being person centred or family centred.

Learning theory suggests that how people behave in a situation depends on their previous experiences of similar situations.

What is the idea behind Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?
The idea behind Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is that all behaviour serves a purpose. Difficult behaviour can be reduced if we know what children are trying to achieve or communicate by behaving in particular ways.

Our Kameleon Group therapists are qualified, supervised and passionate about providing services in creative, fun ways. We use an errorless learning approach and focus on building a positive learning history of success for every client. We work in partnership with families and key supports of our clients, knowing that any success, is a team effort.

We use science to describe, understand, measure, and analyse everything we do. Our clinical recommendations are based on science and data, not on assumptions.

If you would like to know more about Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and how it could support you or your family, get in touch with us today.

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