What is Positive Behaviour Support?
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is established as a best practice approach to supporting people with disability who use behaviours of concern.
PBS is the model of intervention strongly favoured by international research evidence for addressing behaviours of concern displayed by children, young people and adults with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disability.
In settings such as group homes, schools, work, family homes and other community settings, PBS may be implemented for:
- Adults, children, and young people with intellectual or developmental disability
- Typically developing children and young people with other emotional and behavioural difficulties
- People with other neurological conditions (such as acquired brain injury) who display behaviours of concern.
Source: Gore, N. J. et al. (2013). Definition and scope for positive behavioural support. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 3(2) 14-23.