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positive behaviour support for autistic child


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Positive behaviour support (PBS) is an ethical and empathic approach to supporting individuals whose behaviour is causing them distress or harm, is harmful to those around them, or is preventing them from doing things that are important to them such as attending school, work or community programs. 

Activ8 Mind is passionate about providing thoughtful care to support people to improve their quality of life and achieve the goals that matter most to them. 

Positive Behaviour Support includes:
  • Comprehensive assessment of behaviours of concern and restrictive practices

  • Working with families, schools, support workers and allied health professionals

  • Development and implementation of a behaviour support plan

  • Supporting the individual to learn new skills and strategies

  • Providing family and staff training in behaviour support strategies  

  • Continued monitoring and support 

At Activ8 Mind we use a trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming approach to providing PBS. 

This means that we understand how trauma affects a person's mental health, behaviour and overall wellbeing, and we utilise trauma informed assessment tools and intervention strategies to reduce the risk of re-traumatisation. For people who have experienced trauma we prioritise ensuring the person feels safe and secure in their physical and social environments, and ensuring we have a strong trusting relationship between the person and their support network before implementing behaviour change strategies. 

Our neurodiversity affirming approach means we do not seek to change or supress neurodivergent traits through PBS. We focus on behaviours that the person wants to change, because they find them distressing or harmful, or the behaviours are preventing them from doing things that are important to them.

We do not support or encourage the restriction of regulating behaviours such as stimming, self-talk or use of fidget and sensory tools.

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Our unique  PBS Dual Practitioner Service



How it works

2 practitioners will be appointed. During the initial meeting/ observation the participant will only be a charged for 1 practitioner attending. From there, service intervention will be provided by a mix of the 2 practitioners. Whomever is working at the time will charge the service. A lead practitioner will generally be responsible for guiding the strategy, assessment of data and corresponding reporting, while the secondary practitioner may action more of the F2F support and coaching.

Both practitioners are registered PBS practitioners with degree qualifications.

For further information about the service, please reach out to Activ8 Mind’s Lead PBS Practitioner, Imogen who will discuss needs and explain how this service model could suit your most complex participants .

What if I don't have PBS funding? 

If Improved Relationships funding has not been included in your NDIS plan but you, or someone on your support team, believe that PBS would be a good fit for your needs please reach out to us!

Our practitioners can complete a Pre-PBS funding assessment of your support needs, including assessing behaviours of concern and restrictive practices if any are present, and write a recommendation report that can be used to provide evidence of your needs to the NDIA. 

Pre-PBS funding assessments are billed under Improved Daily Living at $193.99 p/h and take between 5 - 10 hours depending on complexity. 

Please note the recommendation report does not guarantee PBS funding will be included in your next NDIS plan.

What are the costs?
  • Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support services are charged at the NDIS standard rate of $234.83 p/h (SA) and $214.41 p/h (VIC)

  • Behaviour Management Plan is charged at the NDIS standard rate of $193.99 p/h

What is the cancellation policy?

Activ8 Mind requests that you give 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Sessions cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time will incur a cancellation fee except in exceptional circumstances.

How do I make a booking?

If you contact us and leave a message we aim to get back to you either that day or the next business day. If you talk to reception, they can help you with any questions and make an appointment for a time that suits you. Follow the prompts below..

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