Supporting choice and control when a person has behaviours that concern us
Duration: 1 hr 30min
Date recorded: 30 November 2022
Includes: Transcription and closed captioning
This webinar is part of our Supported Decision-making series and and can be purchased at a discounted rate in a bundle. This webinar takes a rights-based approach to positive behaviour support and support for decision-making, with a focus on home and living situations.
Our panel of experts will discuss:
Common reasons people may display behaviours of concern
The link between positive behaviour support, human rights and improving quality of life
Function and alternatives to restrictive practices
Strategies to support positive behaviour
Supporting self determination of people who have complex support needs
The role of support coordinators in supporting people who have behaviours that concern us
About the presenters
Donna White - National Director Behaviour Support, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
Donna is a certified practicing speech pathologist and has extensive experience supporting people with disability who have complex communication, behavioural, forensic, trauma and health-related support needs. Donna has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), Master of Arts (Communication Disorders) and a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma. Donna is a published editor and author, and has presented at national and international conferences on issues related to clinical practice, intellectual disability, positive behaviour support and mental health.
Debbie Lobb – Director of Professional Supports and Behaviour Support Consultant, Microboards Australia
Debbie is a specialist behaviour practitioner and is known across the disability sector for her leadership roles in supporting organisations and families to understand the underlying needs and experiences of people with disability, particularly in relation to complex behaviour or communication needs. Debbie is regularly sought for her knowledge and experience in developing behaviour support models of practice and for her gentle supportive approach to partnering with people to go on a journey of discovery and support development.
Sally Robinson – Professor of Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University
Sally does research with children, young people and adults with disability about what helps them feel safe, well and happy at difficult times in their lives. Most of her work is done in teams that include people with disability as researchers as well as asking them for their views. She also works with governments and organisations about how to listen to the things that matter to people with disability.