What is Positive Behavior Support?
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is an evidence-based, person-centered framework focused on decreasing problem behavior and increasing quality of life by understanding and resolving the purpose behind the behavior. PBS considers what is important to the person and for the person, and applies those values into a comprehensive plan to address challenging behavior.
PBS strives for positive outcomes such as:
- Being preventative and proactive
- Understanding that challenging behavior meets a specific need
- Teaching skills
- Reducing barriers
- Enhancing relationships
- Increasing wellness and quality of life
OTAC Behavior Professionals provide specialized training and coaching to families and service providers who directly support people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. This might include:
- Designing proactive, positive behavioral support strategies for specific individuals, especially those who are in crisis
- Assuring programmatic compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
All training and consulting services are delivered with the aim of enabling community providers to support both children and adults with disabilities in a manner that assures health, safety, and rights, and enhances the provider’s knowledge or ability to best support people in integrated residential, school and employment settings.
What PBS services does OTAC offer?
Examples of OTAC services in this area include:
- Behavior Professional training and mentorship
- Oregon Intervention System (OIS) Training
- Positive Behavior Support offered in different service settings, such as schools, mental health facilities, employment settings, family homes, and foster homes
- Diagnosis specific training, such as Co-Occurring (Mental Health-Developmental Disability) Diagnoses and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Designing effective supports through structure & visual strategies
- Designing effective communication systems and training
Our experienced professionals are here to help you meet all of your training and other needs related to the area of Positive Behavior Support.