Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Working in partnership with individuals, families and carers

Our positive behavior support practitioners use a comprehensive approach to assessment, planning and intervention to address individual needs, home environment and overall quality of life.

This includes meeting the safety and wellbeing of individuals and their families and carers.

Improving quality of life

The Kern Positive Behaviour Support Team uses an evidenced-based approach by working in partnership with individuals, families and carers to:

  • Develop an understanding of the factors that contribute to an individual’s behaviour and understanding why it is occurring
  • Expand knowledge, skills and resources to individuals to cope more effectively with the behaviour
  • Improve wellbeing, skills and quality of life of the individual, their families and carers
  • Problem solve and implement strategies that proactively support behaviour and meet the individuals’s needs, informing the development of a Behaviour Support Plan

All behaviour is a form of communication, everyone communicates through behaviour

Challenging behaviour is just the tip of the iceberg. To makes changes it is important to understand what lies beneath.

Examples of challenging behaviour that Kern therapists can provide support for include:

  • Refusing to do things or cooperate
  • Running away
  • Fighting with siblings/parents/family members
  • Spitting or faecal (poo) smearing
  • Aggression and violence
  • Harming others
  • Withdrawal
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self-harm and suicidal behaviour

Therapy where you want it, when you need it

Available as both a clinic-based and mobile therapy service, our therapists can work with you in the environment of your choice.

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Other Specialised Psychological Services

Child Centred Play Therapy

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

Driving Assessments

Assistive Technology & Home Modifications

Autism Therapy

What Our Clients Say

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“I would strongly recommend Mark and his team as a partner in health care, they always treated the patient not the disease””

Di Barr

Executive Director, AKG
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“Kern not only provide excellent standards of clinical care, service flexibility and accountability, but their caring and compassionate staff have integrated into our values-based operations, with very strong cultural alignment”

Margaret Sturdy

Director of Medical Services at Peel Health Campus