Back to School – PBS Tips

The individuals we support and care for often thrive when there is familiarity and predictability in their world. However, due to the recent pandemic, anxiety levels may have begun to increase due to changes in routines. Conversely for some young people the reduction in requests to do activities that they may find more challenging has…

Active Support: Why its key to PBS

It can be confusing to understand what Active Support is and how it fits with PBS.  The name doesn’t give a lot away, and when described, I’ve often heard managers within organisations say, “well we’ve always done that, support people to be busy and active!”; but this essentially misses the point about what Active Support…

Behaviours that challenge: Why do they happen?

The following short blog post is a summary of Hastings et al (2013). The full reference is at the end of the post To be able to define Positive Behavioural Support (PBS), explain PBS interventions and clarify the competencies needed to support PBS, a clear conceptual framework is needed to identify why challenging behaviours are…