This one-day course is open to anyone working with individuals with a brain injury who may wish to increase their skills and knowledge of managing behaviours that challenge. It offers a theoretical and practical introduction to the positive behaviour support approach, which has been found to be highly effective and rewarding for those clinicians applying the methods in a range of settings.
By the end of the course attendees will
- Have an understanding of the possible causes of challenging behaviour after a brain injury.
- Be able to describe the possible functions of challenging behaviour – Why is it happening and what does it tell us?
- Have an understanding of the development of both pro-active (preventative) and reactive strategies.
- Understand the role of communication impairment in challenging behaviour
- Be able to identify methods that can be incorporated into the clients’ environment and lead to the reduction in incidences of challenging behaviour.
- To understand the purpose of completing and collecting data around the incidence of challenging behaviour.
- Have an understanding of how debriefing and regular staff support mechanisms may help teams working with people with behaviours that challenge.
Dr Richard Irwin, Consultant Clinical Neuro-psychologist, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability