Behaviour support services aim to maximise the quality of life for people with a disability by reducing their challenging behaviours.
Behaviour support services deliver systematic, environmental, educational and other therapeutic strategies to prevent the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
Behaviour support can help with children and teens who display the following behaviours:
- Refusing or ignoring requests
- Behaving in socially inappropriate ways, like taking their clothes off in public
- Being aggressive or have tantrums
- Engaging in self-stimulatory behaviour, like rocking or hand-flicking
- Hurting themselves or other children – for example, by head-banging or biting
- Social skills – making and maintaining friendships
- Feeling anxious
- Avoiding transitions
- Having strict routines and rituals
- Having sensory sensitivities.
- School readiness.
- Bullying and resilience.
- Learning difficulties.
- Family problems e.g. separations.
- Unable to control their emotions.
- Understanding how their words and actions affect others.