Behaviour support is a practical approach that works towards trying to address challenging behaviours by replacing them with positive behaviour, social skills and support. It concentrates on understanding the context, triggers and outcomes of behaviour for an individual or their family and using this information to decrease the need for more intrusive or restrictive interventions. Generally, this is achieved by reinforcing desired behaviours and modifying the environment to strengthen positive and participatory behaviour.
Behaviour support interventions are individualized and provide holistic support to an individual and their family in the context of his or her lifestyle, values and environment. All interventions will be proactive and, positive and will NOT include restricted or prohibited practices.