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Positive Behaviour Support

Positive behaviour support or commonly referred to PBS is an applied science on addressing challenging behaviours with a core focus on increasing someone’s quality of life.​

We provide Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) services.

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Positive Behaviour Support values, theories and processes


Positive Behaviour Support values aim to:

  • Enhance a person’s quality of life

  • Work in conjunction with family and other members of the person’s team (including allied health professionals and support workers) to support skill development

The theories behind PBS:

PBS aims to increase capacity so that the person does not need to use behaviour to tell us something is not right for them.  

  1.  All behaviour has a function.

     Our goal within PBS process is to understand the purpose of the challenging behaviour. 

  2.  PBS uses behaviour assessments and analysis to describe and determine the function of a behaviour. 

  3.  Taking into consideration the function of the behaviour, a PBS practitioner will suggest strategies that relate to environmental change, systems change and skill building with the goal of increasing a person’s quality of life and reducing behaviours of concern. 

The PBS process:

At Enable WA, our PBS Practitioners use direct and indirect assessment methods to guide our understanding of the function of challenging behaviour.

  • We utilise a PBS Planning Framework to identify and recommend strategies for meeting the person’s needs in partnership with key people within the person’s life.

  • We can provide training on implementation of strategies recommended in the plan for key people in the person’s life.

  • PBS is a proactive process that can take time to develop affective and sustainable outcomes.

PBS Principles and Values

Restrictive Practices

Restrictive Practices are defined by NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission as:


"any practice or intervention that has the effect of restricting the rights or freedom of movement of a person with disability."

Under the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission, registered providers who develop behaviour support plans or use restrictive practices (implementing providers), are required to comply with the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, which is underpinned by the same high-level guiding principles (including recognition and respect of human rights), and a person-centred approach as the national framework.

As a PBS provider we can assist in identifying if any restrictive practice is in place, reducing the need of the restrictive practice by implementing the PBS process. We can then regulate the restrictive practices in accordance to the NDIS Commission.

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