Positive Behaviour Support
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT
17 Solutions Pty Ltd is a friendly NDIS registered independent, boutique practice based in Perth, WA.
We work with families and their professional teams as they negotiate the challenges of supporting a neurodivergent person (including autism and sensory impairment), developmental delay, intellectual disability or psychosocial disability, from kindergarden to middle aged.
17 Solutions is a friendly, independent, NDIS-registered Behaviour Support practice based in Perth, Western Australia.
We work with families and their professional teams as they negotiate complex behavioural challenges when supporting a neurodivergent person (including autism and sensory impairment), ABI and epilepsy, intellectual disability or psychosocial disability, from 7-years-old.
What is Positive Behaviour Support?
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred approach, scientifically proven to be the most effective way to manage challenging behaviours and support the person who is displaying them.
17 Solutions apply evidence-based, trauma-informed techniques, including the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach developed by Dr Ross Greene, to help our clients understand what their body is telling them about themselves and the environment and people around them. We do not use applied behaviour analysis strategies such as coercion, rewards-based or compliance models.
These brained-based and sensory-based strategies aim to reduce challenging behaviours whilst helping the person develop the skills they need to ensure they no longer need to resort to these behaviours again in the future.
It's not just about behaviour, it's about developing skills, learning to communicate, managing emotions and much more.
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How does it work?
At 17 Solutions we start with an initial consultation and assessments. A behaviour plan with easy-to-understand strategies is then developed. We then implement the plan with the help of the support team and carers, continuously reviewing its success and outcomes. Finally, we report the outcomes and recommendations to ensure the right level of support is ongoing.
To find out more about our Behaviour Support Process, click here.
How is Behaviour Support different from therapy?
Therapy is usually provided through regular (for example weekly) one-on-one sessions with a therapist. Behaviour support responds to ongoing situations in a dynamic way and can be proactive as well as reactive and is as timely as the person needs at a given moment (for example it may start as weekly and then become quarterly as needed).
Behaviour support is a set of strategies based on a framework set up by the NDIS to ensure that the person and those around them have a better quality of life. With Behaviour Support, we don't just work with the individual but also with their carers, support team and family.
How is Behaviour Support funded?
Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Behaviour Support is funded under Improved Relationships for NDIS managed plans, if you are are plan or self-managed, we may also be able to assist. If you do not have Improved Relationships funding, or enough funding, we may be able to help you write a letter of evidence to NDIS to apply for PBS funding.
You do not have to have NDIS funding to access our behaviour support services. However, there are no Medicare rebates available for behaviour support.
I don't want another plan, can we just have sessions?
The NDIS makes it mandatory that any practitioner who writes Behaviour Support Plans is individually registered to do so with the NDIS, and that they also work for a company specifically registered to provide NDIS PBS services.
In order to do so, we are legally required to follow specific procedures and demonstrate, via plans, that we are working in the best interests of our clients.
The NDIS want to see we have considered a wide range of conditions that are currently in the person's life, we have consulted widely, used appropriate industry methods and are getting results. This includes writing updated plans every 6-12 months, or more often depending on the situation.
Check out NDIS Commission information on Behaviour Framework for more information.