Flinders University Honours Project – “Examining Time and Resource Allocation of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Processes: The Perspective of PBS Practitioners”

An Honours project which is being conducted at Flinders University aims to examine the experiences of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioners in providing support to individuals using PBS funded hours under the NDIS. Specifically, time and resource issues will be looked at in addition to current practices, recommendations for best practice and compliance issues within […]

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Trauma Informed Support Films by NDS Zero Tolerance

The NDS Zero Tolerance initiative have released their Trauma Informed Support Films. You can access these here and the vimeo links are included below: Film 1 – Understanding Trauma: https://vimeo.com/395869419 Film 2 – What is Trauma Informed Support?: https://vimeo.com/395870408 Film 3 –A Trauma Informed Approach to Positive Behaviour Support:https://vimeo.com/395866704 Film 4 – How Can Organisations Embed a Trauma […]

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3-day Intermediate Workshop for PBS Practitioners (SA)

Presented by by Dr. Alinka Fisher & Dr. Glenn Kelly Overview This event is to be held in Adelaide, South Australia. It is pitched at PBS practitioners, team leaders, and allied health practitioners. For successful PBS to occur, senior practitioners need the skills to conduct a comprehensive functional behaviour assessment and develop data-based PBS plans […]

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Congratulations to Dr Alinka Fisher

The DEAI warmly congratulates Dr Alinka Fisher, Associate Lecturer at Flinders University (Disability and Developmental Education) and Chair, PBS Community of Practice, for receiving a 2019 College of Nursing & Health Sciences ‘Teaching Excellence Award’. The Award was received for her work in Positive Behaviour Support and, more specifically, for the selection criteria relating to the […]

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Research opportunity for PBS Practitioners/Supervisors in SA, through Flinders University – “Evaluating and monitoring the quality of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans for individuals living with disabilities”

Flinders University is undertaking research entitled “Evaluating and monitoring the quality of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans for individuals living with disabilities.” As you are aware, PBS is the recommended framework for supporting individuals who present with behaviours of concern (BOC), with the primary goal of improving an individual’s quality of life through skill development […]

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NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission information sessions

The NDIS Commission Website is now available at www.ndiscommission.gov.au where you will also find additional resources. We will build on this information over time. The NDIS Commission along with SA Government will be running a series of Behaviour Support Information sessions for both specialist behaviour support practitioners and implementing providers 18 and 19 June 2018. […]

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Important news for DE’s: NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators – Key elements of the Quality and Safeguarding Framework,

Disability Services Consulting has published the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018. They outline the registration requirements for providers under the NDIS. They also cover the new NDIS Practice Standards and the Quality Indicators that must be met in order to provide services. This includes Practice Standards for the delivery of Positive Behaviour […]

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3 Day Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Intermediate Training 19-21 June

This 3 Day Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Intermediate Training is offered through a collaboration between the DEAI, Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability(asid-SA Chapter) and Flinders University. It is for Professional and Clinical staff with existing experience in delivering PBS, and who are looking to further consolidate their skills. You will be provided with a range of PBS tools and work toward […]

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Flinders University Disability & Community Inclusion Research Network – RESEARCH MONDAY

You are invited to: Narelle McCaffrey’s Masters Proposal Presentation on Monday the 23rd of April 2018. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for Individuals with Disabilities living in Community Settings: A Systematic Review. The Presentation will be held between 9.30 – 10.30am in Room S407A, South Wing, Sturt Campus. See Masters Proposal Flyer_Monday 23 April 2018 for details. […]

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