Co-production of a video-based positive behaviour support intervention
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Co-production of a video-based positive behaviour support intervention

James Breeze Behavioural specialist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Falcon House, St James’ Hospital, Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To gain a deeper understanding of positive behaviour support (PBS) interventions through a case study

  • To familiarise yourself with methods for conducting a functional assessment of behaviour that challenges

  • To identify the importance of collaboration, co-production and creativity when developing PBS interventions

Positive behaviour support (PBS) is often used with people with learning disabilities to improve their quality of life and support a reduction in behaviour that challenges. To increase the effectiveness of a PBS intervention, it is important that the person concerned is involved in its development, which may require creativity on the part of professionals. This article presents the story of Jack (a pseudonym), an autistic young person with a mild learning disability whose behaviour that challenges had increased in frequency and severity. The author describes how he supported Jack to contribute to the development of his PBS intervention by using an accessible communication method, Talking Mats, and to engage in the PBS intervention through co-production of a video.

Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2023.e2211

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Breeze J (2023) Co-production of a video-based positive behaviour support intervention. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2023.e2211

Published online: 09 March 2023

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