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Behaviour Support Practitioner Recorded Webinars

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NDS's Behaviour Support Practitioners recorded webinars are a series of professional development workshops held in 2021. NDS would like to acknowledge the two-year grant funding from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission which allowed these webinars to be developed.

Key benefits
  • Explore resources related to the PBS Capability Framework
  • Learn more about upholding the rights of people with disability
  • Understand the intersection of health, well-being and behavioural expression of needs
  • Learn more about writing simple Plain Language plans
  • Consider the components of a quick, brief, clear, and safe Interim Response
  • Gain an understanding of how to support reduction of medication to manage behaviour of concern

Who is this for?

  • Behaviour Support Practitioners
  • Practice Leaders
  • Quality Teams/Critical Incident teams
  • Management (some of the workshops, eg. chemical restraint)
  • Support Coordinators

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Webinar 1: 'Considering health, pain and communication in positive behaviour support'.

We know that for people with intellectual disability changes in behaviour can potentially signal a serious health issue. We also know this can be missed.

Webinar running time: 01:03:03

Considering health, pain and communication in positive behaviour support slides [PDF]
Considering health, pain and communication in positive behaviour support slides [Word Accessible]

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Webinar 2: 'Writing positive behaviour support plans using Plain Language'.

Understanding behaviour can sometimes be complex. Your plans and resources don’t need to be. Learn how to write strategies that can be understood and used.

Webinar running time: 01:34:01

Writing positive behaviour support plans using plain language slides [PDF]
Writing positive behaviour support plans using plain language slides [Word Accessible]

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Webinar 3: 'Interim response - debriefing, dignity and risk'.

Beginning with the end in mind, this webinar on Interim Response talks directly to reduction and elimination of restrictive practices. We also compare and contrast an Interim response with a Comprehensive Behaviour support plan and consider strategies.

Webinar running time: 01:28:50

Interim response - debriefing, dignity and risk slides [PDF]
Interim response - debriefing, dignity and risk slides [Word Accessible]

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Webinar 4: 'Chemical restraint - how you can support reduction'.

Join our guest speaker Mandy Donley to learn about medications and their side effects, having the tough conversations and steps you can take in your work with people with disability who are prescribed medication s to primarily influence behaviour.

Webinar running time: 01:36:49

Chemical restraint - how you can support reduction slides [PDF]
Chemical restraint - how you can support reduction slides [Word Accessible]

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Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Nicoll, National Practice Lead - Zero Tolerance Initiative, 0410492881, submit enquiry/feedback