Behaviour support is a form of person-centred practice that analysis children's challenging behaviour. At Future Proof Early Intervention we use a system to understand what triggers and reinforces the individuals challenging behaviour. By identifying the triggers and the reinforces, we are able to support families in identifying the functions of the child's behaviour. As a team, we can then implement positive and proactive strategies that teach positive behaviour replacements.
The theory behind behaviour support is that all behaviours have a function for the child. Research has identified that if we know what the child is trying to achieve or communicate we can teach more appropriate skills to achieve the same function.
Using a comprehensive assessment of the individual we can match the intervention to the function of behaviour. We seek out information from the child, family and the environment. We are then able to provide a comprehensive report that is able to be implemented across the child's life ensuring consistency in strategies.
Behaviour Support aims to support Families and other important people in the child's life to teach children new skills to effectively communicate, make choices and spend time doing what they enjoy.