The need for behaviour support can present as:
VERBAL AGGRESSION e.g. screaming, shouting, swearing
PHYSICAL e.g. hitting, kicking, scratching, hair pulling, throwing, punching etc.
SELF-HARM e.g. Â refusal to eat, becoming withdrawn, cutting etc.
In short, I start by OBSERVING the behaviour to find the TRIGGER that is causing the BEHAVIOUR and put STRATEGIES in place to help the person become more in control. We find the TRIGGER and work out how to DE-ESCULATE it. Realising the SIGNS of the behaviour BEFORE it hits crisis point can take CONTROL of Â the behaviour and deescalate it.
This is, as always, about the individual and what works for them, there is never one technique that can fix all. We work at a pace suitable for the person and use input from them. If needed, the use of communication tools will be implemented. Â Some of the strategies include Neuro Linguistic Programming