Behavioural supports aim to improve quality of life, increase skills, and reduce or eliminate harmful behaviours, including those that interfere with engagement, learning and relationships.
Our Occupational Therapists work from a trauma-informed approach and consider impacting factors such as an individuals’ sensory processing, emotional regulation, communication abilities and opportunities for connection. We explore and identify supports that honour and validate the individual’s unique experience in their world.
When individuals have restrictive practices in their support needs, a Positive Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP) is required under government and NDIS legislation. Our Occupational Therapists regularly work alongside behaviour support practitioners to consult and contribute to strategies in PBSPs.
With vast experience in NDIS, Disability and Child Safety Worlds (including forensic mental health services) we can assist in trialling, developing, implementation and review of strategies/behavioural interventions – always considering the use of least restrictive practices. We can also provide recommendations for robust housing needs in conjunction with Behaviour Support Practitioners.
Ongoing support is provided by working collaboratively with all stakeholders and health professionals to ensure client and support team needs are being met in the most practical and effective ways. Within the NDIS scheme Helen Walker Occupational Therapy can provide this service through ‘Improved Daily Living’ funding.