Guidelines, papers and websites
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission – Behaviour support is about creating individualised strategies for people with disability that are responsive to the person’s needs, in a way that reduces the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern and minimises the use of restrictive practices.
Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities: Prevention and Interventions for People with Learning Disabilities Whose Behaviour Challenges – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK); 2015 May. (NICE Guideline, No. 11.) Guideline Development Group members and National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) review team.
What-is-your-childs-Challenging-Behaviour-trying-to-tell-you: A guide for families. – This guide is for parents, family members and carers who are worried about their child’s/family member’s behaviour. For the sake of readability we will refer to ‘parents’ and the child as ‘your child’ throughout the resource. https://ddwa.org.au/resources/.
Positive behavioural support for adults with intellectual disabilities and behaviour that challenges: an initial exploration of the economic case. Iemmi, Valentina, Knapp, Martin, Saville, Maria, McLennan, Kathy, McWade, Paul and Toogood, Sandy (2015) International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 5 (1). pp. 16-25.
Practice Guide No1 – QLD Centre of excellence – What is positive behaviour support? (Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support, August 2018).
The efficacy of PBS with challenging behaviour – LaVigna, G & Willis T. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. July 2012
The distinction between motivating operations and setting events – M R. Nosik1 & J E. Carr. Behaviour Analyst (2015).
Understanding Behaviour Support Practice Guide Children to 8 years of age – Dew, A., Jones, A., Horvat, K., Cumming, T., Dillon Savage, I., & Dowse, L. (2017). Understanding Behaviour Support Practice: Young Children (0–8 years) with Developmental Delay and Disability. UNSW Sydney.
Understanding Behaviour Support Practice Guide Children 9-18 – Dew, A., Jones, A., Horvat, K., Cumming, T., Dillon Savage, I., & Dowse, L. (2017). Understanding Behaviour Support Practice: Young Children (9-18 years) with Developmental Delay and Disability. UNSW Sydney.
Positive Practice Framework: A guide for behaviour support practitioners. Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services, January 2018
Complex Support Needs Planning – Living the life I want: A guide to help with planning has been developed with and for people with cognitive impairment and complex support needs to assist them to engage in making plans.
Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Non-Linear Applied Behavior Analysis, Facilitator’s Manual – Gary W. LaVigna, Thomas J. Willis, John Q. Marshall. © 2009 Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis® Los Angeles, California.
PBS Academy – The PBS Academy is a collective of organisations and individuals in the UK who are working together to promote Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) as a framework for working with children and adults with learning disabilities who are at risk of behaviour that challenges (UK).
Positive Behaviour Support Working together to make things better – A document in easy read about Positive Behaviour Support to use when working with people with learning disabilities (Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support).
Positive Behaviour Support …and why it should be included in service specifications – Easy read document by Tyzard Centre.
What is Positive Behaviour Support? – This animated video produced by the Centre for the Advancement of PBS at BILD gives a very helpful overview of PBS and how PBS approaches work in practice when supporting an individual.
Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support (CAPBS) – BILD UK. A wealth of PBS resources including videos.
What is Functional Behaviour Assessment? – by Educate Autism
Information sheets on challenging behaviour and PBS: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Applied Behaviour Analysis – information about ABA by Educate Autism
PBS Plans and Guides
Preparing a positive behaviour support plan — guidelines and model plan – An example of a PBS Plan in detail (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services).
Positive Behaviour Support Plan Guideline: How to write a PBS Plan – The Senior Practitioner has issued this Guideline to assist service providers to develop a PBS Plan, consistent with the objects and requirements of the SP Act, for a person with behaviours of concern that may cause harm to themselves or others (Office of the ACT Senior Practitioner, April 2019).
Preparing a positive behaviour support plan, guidelines and model plan – Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, Qld.
Schedules of Reinforcement – by Educate Autism
Positive Reinforcement – by Educate Autism
Negative Reinforcement – by Educate Autism
Token Economy – by Educate Autism
Extinction Procedures – by Educate Autism
PBS Data Gathering Tools
Functional behaviour assessment tools – DEAI website
Compendium of Resources for Positive Behaviour Support – This compendium of resources provides behaviour support practitioners with a comprehensive list of positive behaviour support assessment tools that can be used for the purposes of behaviour support assessment, planning, intervention, monitoring and review (NDIS Q+S Commission).
Data gathering tools (ABC, Scatterplots) – PBIS World
Reinforcement inventory for adults and children – Behavior Assessment Guide © 1993, IABA, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Preference Assessments/Reinforce Inventories – One way to reduce problem behavior is to provide a specific schedule of reinforcement. Preference assessments are a formalized way of identifying what an individual likes. (Autism Teaching Supports).
Behaviour Intervention Plan Quality Evaluation Scoring Guide II – To Evaluate Behavior Intervention Plans. Diana Browning Wright.