Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred approach to supporting children with vision impairment in situations where there’s a risk of challenging behaviour.

The primary goal is to increase a person’s quality of life, with a secondary goal of decreasing the frequency and severity of their challenging behaviours.

PBS is about working with your child, family, and important others in their lives to develop a shared understanding of why the child has a need to engage in challenging behaviour. At VisAbility, we take a holistic, person and family-centred approach that looks at all the aspects beyond the behaviour. 

We use a multidisciplinary team approach involving a speech pathologist, occupational therapist and psychologist.

Our VisAbility therapists can:

  • Help your child understand their daily life using clearer ways of communicating with them, such as introducing a picture schedule
  • Change the environment around your child in order to best support their needs, such as reducing high noise levels
  • Improve your child’s lifestyle to include more interesting and enjoyable activities.

Our therapists understand that when a child is engaging in challenging behaviour, they are actually telling us something is wrong or missing. Often, they need our help to make it better.

To find out more about Positive Behaviour Support services, get in touch with us today.