Behaviour Support Therapy Assistant Role at PoDDSS
s the role of a behaviour support therapy assistant is relatively new in the sector, we just want to clarify the role and how it can assist the person, the family, service provider, school, or allied health service.
oDDSS approach aligns with the Institute of Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA Los Angles) and their non aversive approach in keeping with the UN Convention for the rights of people with disabilities.
The Therapy Assistant Person at PoDDSS is trained in PART (Predict and respond to incidents of challenging behaviour) and in situations where behaviour is physical aggressive, they will utilise the evasive techniques they have been taught.
Managing people with complex and challenging behaviour can be difficult for some support workers, teacher aids & families so overall the role of the Behaviour Support Therapy Assistant is to build the confidence of others to be able to work effectively with people who use behaviour to communicate a message. This means that their involvement is of a short-term nature to build capacity / confidence and then move on to the next person.
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