Gateways takes a holistic approach to behavioural support service with the goal of improving each person’s quality of life. Our Behaviour Practitioner works as part of a multidisciplinary team to assess an individual’s needs and devise appropriate and supportive strategies to ensure each person can achieve their specific goals.
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What is Positive Behaviour Support?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme describes behaviour support as creating individualised strategies for people with disability that are responsive to the person’s needs. This should be done in a way that reduces the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern and minimises the use of restrictive practices.
Under the NDIS Commission, behaviour support focuses on person-centred interventions to address the underlying causes of behaviours of concern or challenging behaviours, while safeguarding the dignity and quality of life of people with disability who require specialist behaviour support.
Providers must meet the requirements outlined in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support) Rules 2018.
What you can expect with Gateways
Our multidisciplinary team – comprising relevant therapists and a Behaviour Practitioner – will assess an individual to determine their needs. Recommendations are then made on how to help the person and their carers to best manage the behaviours of concern. This will include supports to manage things that may trigger or influence these behaviours.
Behaviours of concern refer to things that may prevent an individual from participating in activities they enjoy or from accessing desired supports.
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