Choosing the right Behaviour Support Practitioners can make all the difference when it comes to effectively supporting your family member or client with challenging behaviour.
Here are some key traits and factors to consider when making your choice:
Area of expertise, knowledge, and skill
Look for a practitioner with a strong background in behaviour analysis, positive behaviour support, and evidence-based interventions. They should be able to apply this knowledge to develop effective positive behaviour support plans.
Additionally your Behaviour Support Practitioner should be able to understand and empathise with the individual they are working with. They should be able to see the situation from the individual’s perspective and provide support that is sensitive to their needs.
Behaviour Support Practitioners should have a positive and optimistic attitude. They should believe that the individual can learn new behaviours and make positive changes, and they should communicate this belief to the individual and their caregivers and support team.
Behaviour Support Practitioners should have excellent communication skills. They should be able to communicate effectively with the individual they are working with, as well as with their caregivers and other professionals involved in their care.
Behaviour Support Practitioners should be flexible and adaptable. They should be able to modify their approach as needed to meet the individual’s changing needs and circumstances.
Behaviour Support Practitioners should be able to work collaboratively with the individual, their caregivers, and other professionals involved in their care. They should be able to listen to others’ perspectives and work together to develop effective interventions.
Commitment to ongoing learning
Behaviour Support Practitioners should be committed to ongoing learning and professional development. They should stay up-to-date on the latest research and techniques in behaviour support and be willing to continually improve their skills and knowledge.
Overall, when choosing a Behaviour Support Practitioner, it’s important to look for someone who is empathetic, positive, knowledgeable, skilled in communication and collaboration, flexible, and committed to ongoing learning and development.
By finding the right practitioner, you can help your family member or client develop new behaviours and achieve positive outcomes.