Getting Started!!! Using visual systems to provide positive behaviour support
All behaviour i.e. challenging and non-challenging is a form of communication. Students with disabilities often have trouble communicating.
This manual looks at ways of helping staff members recognise, interpret, and respond to the students challenging behaviour in proactive ways. The approach used in this manual is based on positive behaviour support which is a three-fold approach to managing challenging behaviour by focusing on the:
-Student (help them learn more effective ways of communicating instead of resorting to using challenging behaviour)
-Communication partner (help them learn more effective ways of interacting with the student) and;
-Environmental redesign (eliminate factors associated with the occurrence of the challenging behaviour)