What is a “Positive Behavior Support Plan”?

A Positive Behavior Support Plan comes after an assessment. The assessment determines hypotheses as to what is causing the behavior.  A Consultant needs to be like a detective using knowledge and skills in psychology, health care and quality of life.  Behavior could be caused by feelings of low self-esteem, not being included in the family or not being treated like an adult.  Behaviors can come from discomfort of low lying chronic pain that the individual is unable to pinpoint, describe or express verbally.  Behavior can come from boredom when school is over and before  starting adult life with a day program or starting with a Personal Support Worker.  It could come from watching friends on Facebook hit adult milestones knowing that those things are challenging.

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