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Unit description

Examines contemporary evidence based positive behaviour support approaches. Strategies for aligning organisational policies and support with evidence based practice will be operationalised within a person centred framework. The skills of mentoring and leading a behaviour support team will be developed.

Unit content

  1. Key literature and legislation pertaining to positive behaviour support
  2. Knowing the person, building relationships and actioning interests and aspirations
  3. Environments, systems and strategies that facilitate opportunity, engagement, communication, choice, control and meaningful activity
  4. Functional assessment of behaviour: approaches and tools, and evidence based positive behaviour support practices to endorse least restrictive approaches
  5. Working with teams: multidisciplinary, families, networks of support
  6. Behaviour Support Planning: developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically appraise the contribution of the main theoretical constructs and legislation in influencing positive behaviour support
2support staff in the development and maintenance of positive environments and relationships relevant to the person’s interests and interactional styles
3construct a model that explains the functions of a person’s challenging behaviour and how those are maintained
4provide leadership in initiating and collaborating to develop a behaviour support plan with a team
5evaluate the implementation of a behaviour support plan to ensure best evidence based practice
6critically appraise organisational policies and strategies to ensure least restrictive practices

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically appraise the contribution of the main theoretical constructs and legislation in influencing positive behaviour support
  2. support staff in the development and maintenance of positive environments and relationships relevant to the person’s interests and interactional styles
  3. construct a model that explains the functions of a person’s challenging behaviour and how those are maintained
  4. provide leadership in initiating and collaborating to develop a behaviour support plan with a team
  5. evaluate the implementation of a behaviour support plan to ensure best evidence based practice
  6. critically appraise organisational policies and strategies to ensure least restrictive practices

Teaching and assessment

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