Advanced Positive Behaviour Support for Speech and Language Therapists

This programme is available in-house, tailored to the needs of your organisation, or as open training.

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Programme details

Who is this for?

Speech and language therapists who work with any age group (across home, school, community, hospital settings) who may display behaviours of concern (eg people with learning disabilities and/or autism; SEMH, dementia) and who have attended one of our introduction Level training programmes in positive behaviour support (PBS), or who have a basic working knowledge of PBS by experience.

Summary of content

Part 1: Enabling environments minimising behaviours of

Part 2: Functional assessment and formulation

Part 3: Intervention; proactive strategies; functional
communication training and outcomes

Part 4: Staff wellbeing, attribution and working with the

Part 5: Action planning

Aim of the programme

  • To understand the relationship between enabling environments
    and behaviours of concern
  • To understand the process of a functional assessment, formulation
    and writing function-based proactive and developmental strategies
  • To participate in a brief functional assessment case study
  • To reflect on outcomes for PBS and communication work
  • To be familiar with some tools for measuring staff wellbeing
    and attribution
  • To reflect on the role of the speech and language therapist in PBS and develop personal action plans