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Positive Behavioural Support

Positive behavioural support is a process, derived from applied behaviour analysis  in which individuals are assisted in acquiring adaptive, socially meaningful behaviours and encouraged to overcome maladaptive behaviours.

The aim of positive behavioural supports is to teach functional skills as a replacement for problem behaviour.

Positive behavioural support plans typically involve changing existing environments in a manner that makes problem behaviours irrelevant, ineffective and inefficient

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