Behaviour and personality change is a common symptom of many neurological and psychiatric conditions. These changes often cause significant stress for the person with the condition, their family and service providers. The behaviour support process draws on evidence-based behaviour management methods to reduce the impact of any concerning behaviours and monitor interventions over time.
This type of consultation usually occurs with the people supporting a client, such as their family or service provider, rather than the client themselves. Luke will work with carers and service providers to identify possible causes for concerning behaviours and design appropriate strategies. Education about the behaviour management process will be provided throughout.
When is behaviour support useful?
Behaviour support is often considered when a person’s behavioural symptoms are a barrier in their lifestyle and/or cause of stress for those around them. These symptoms can include agitation, aggression, impulsivity and apathy. Concerning behaviours can pose a significant risk to safety and the viability of a person’s accommodation. Behaviour management can be used in both community and residential settings.
How long will behaviour support take?
The time required for behaviour support will differ according to a client’s symptoms and situation. Behaviour support consultation occurs on an hourly basis. Fees will also be charged for time analysing behaviour charts and completing behaviour support plans.