An exploration of the Positive Behaviour Support approach in the community: Factors and limitations that influence the quality and effectiveness of behaviour support plans
Robyn Darby. An exploration of the Positive Behaviour Support approach in the community: Factors and limitations that influence the quality and effectiveness of behaviour support plans. September 2021
In this essay, the author will explore the use of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans in the community for individuals with a learning disability that have behaviours that challenge. In addition, the author will discuss the factors and limitations that can influence the quality and effectiveness of an individual’s PBS plan. The author will begin the essay by introducing the PBS approach and outlining its purpose. The author will then proceed to evaluate one of the main data gathering tools used in the PBS approach, the ABC (Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence) forms, and how the effectiveness of this data gathering tool varies depending on the level of support that an individual receives in the community. Finally, the author will draw on their own observations and detailed research to undertake a critical analysis of PBS plans in order to highlight several key issues that should be addressed.
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