Our overall aim is to help people to do what they want to do and get the most out of life while keeping the person safe.

Almost all behaviour is learnt, and behaviour that is challenging to support is no different.

We believe challenging behaviour is a form of communication - and that behaviour will get an important need met. We need to understand the reasons why people display challenging behaviour before we can help change what they do.

 

Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

SeeAbility reduces challenges for people with learning disabilities and autism through a combination of working with the person, their family and the team that knows them best. We work with our Speech and Language Therapists and, where a person may have a visual impairment, our Vision Rehabilitation workers.

We carry out functional assessments and then develop a PBS plan that is specific to that person. We then train our staff team to support the person in line with the assessment. This may involve teaching easier, alternative ways for the person to get their needs met.

Often, by making small changes to the physical environment or the way support is offered, we can help people take more control of their lives. We always aim to increase the person’s skills and help them have a more rounded, fulfilled lifestyle.

 

Strategies

We always include proactive and reactive strategies to guide our team members to avoid conflict with the person we support. Sometimes people we support need physical interventions to keep them and others safe. SeeAbility is registered to provide PROACT-SCIPr-UK® as their preferred package of physical interventions, provided by four of the SeeAbility team.

This system has been adopted as it is BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities) accredited and echoes our values of understanding why behaviour that is challenging takes place and emphasises the importance of teaching other skills. Occasionally, physical interventions are needed, and these are prescribed on an individual basis and are used where there is no alternative. Any restrictive practices are kept to an absolute minimum and are always agreed at a multi-disciplinary level, involving the person, family and associated professionals.

 

Our Team

We are passionate about equality and equity, and we see the potential for improvement in everyone.

SeeAbility’s Head of Specialist Services has over 20 years experience working with people who are on the autism spectrum, have learning disabilities or other cognitive and sensory challenges. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with undergraduate training in Psychology and a Masters degree in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

We also have two PBS leads, both qualified to Masters degree level in autism-related and applied behaviour analysis subjects.

Our team works across our services in the south of England.

 

Contact

To enquire about PBS contact Lois Tozer (Head of Specialist Services) on 07872 843 696 or email: [email protected]