Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) is aimed at staff who work with people who show behaviours of concern. In this workshop the following will be covered: identified warnings sign and triggers, behaviour tracking, what is the target behaviour, how to come up with a hypothesis of what might be the reason for the behaviour and assist in developing a clear structure & routine to help reduce the behaviour of concern.
- Who is the person we are supporting ? name, age, family members etc
- Are there any underlying physical, mental or medical reasons for the behaviour
- What are the behaviours of concern (BOC)?
- What happens before, during & after the behaviour ?
- What are some possible reasons why the individual behaves this way?
- What skills could the individual learn to replace the behaviour of concern, consider their strengths, goals, preferences and refer to positive intervention framework.
- What is currently working & not working well to Manage the Behaviour & Why ? (Based on staff observation)
- What is the functions or need behind the behaviour of concern? (Based on staff observation)
- Identify who is the person we are supporting
- Understand the persons condition and how that impacts on the behaviour
- Know the reason to why some strategies work and some don’t.
- Develop an action plan
- Provide some alternative strategies to positive behaviour support
- Identify the importance of team work, consistency, clear structure and following the daily routine.
- Importance of building a positive relationship with the person you support.
- Making sure you have realistic expectations of self and others
- Staff will learn how to record and track behaviour and establish the functionality of the behaviour of concern.