Person Focused Training: a model for delivering positive behavioural supports to people with challenging behaviours

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/139345
Title:
Person Focused Training: a model for delivering positive behavioural supports to people with challenging behaviours
Authors:
McClean, Brian; Dench, Caroline; Grey, Ian; Shanahan, Sean; Fitzsimons, Elaine; Hendler, John; Corrigan, Maria
Citation:
Person Focused Training: a model for delivering positive behavioural supports to people with challenging behaviours 2005, 49 (5):340 Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Issue Date:
May-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/139345
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00669.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00669.x
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Person Focused Training is introduced as a model of service delivery for people with severe challenging behaviours. It is defined as training and supporting staff to conduct functional assessments and to design and implement positive behavioural support for specific individuals with challenging behaviours.Longitudinal outcome data are presented from 138 behaviour support plans developed by staff over a seven year period were analysed to determine reductions in frequency of challenging behaviours. Degree of behaviour change was determined across topography of behaviour, gender, age, level of disability, location of residence and role of course participant.Results indicate that the implementation by staff of behaviour support plans are associated with significant improvement in 77% of cases at an average follow-up of 22 months after implementation of support plans. Only location of residence was identified as related to reduction in challenging behaviours with large residential centres being associated with lower rates of behavioural improvement.It is argued that Person Focused training may represent an alternative to existing models of supporting individuals with challenging behaviours. The implications of front-line staff designing and implementing behaviour support plans for the organisation of services and the role of the clinical psychologist are considered.
Keywords:
CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR; ORGANISATIONAL ISSUES; SERVICE DELIVERY; STAFF TRAINING; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
ISSN:
0964-2633; 1365-2788

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcClean, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorDench, Carolineen
dc.contributor.authorGrey, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Seanen
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimons, Elaineen
dc.contributor.authorHendler, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, Mariaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-10T15:43:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-10T15:43:54Z-
dc.date.issued2005-05-
dc.identifier.citationPerson Focused Training: a model for delivering positive behavioural supports to people with challenging behaviours 2005, 49 (5):340 Journal of Intellectual Disability Researchen
dc.identifier.issn0964-2633-
dc.identifier.issn1365-2788-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00669.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/139345-
dc.descriptionPerson Focused Training is introduced as a model of service delivery for people with severe challenging behaviours. It is defined as training and supporting staff to conduct functional assessments and to design and implement positive behavioural support for specific individuals with challenging behaviours.Longitudinal outcome data are presented from 138 behaviour support plans developed by staff over a seven year period were analysed to determine reductions in frequency of challenging behaviours. Degree of behaviour change was determined across topography of behaviour, gender, age, level of disability, location of residence and role of course participant.Results indicate that the implementation by staff of behaviour support plans are associated with significant improvement in 77% of cases at an average follow-up of 22 months after implementation of support plans. Only location of residence was identified as related to reduction in challenging behaviours with large residential centres being associated with lower rates of behavioural improvement.It is argued that Person Focused training may represent an alternative to existing models of supporting individuals with challenging behaviours. The implications of front-line staff designing and implementing behaviour support plans for the organisation of services and the role of the clinical psychologist are considered.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00669.xen
dc.subjectCHALLENGING BEHAVIOURen
dc.subjectORGANISATIONAL ISSUESen
dc.subjectSERVICE DELIVERYen
dc.subjectSTAFF TRAININGen
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.titlePerson Focused Training: a model for delivering positive behavioural supports to people with challenging behavioursen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Intellectual Disability Researchen
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