• Training that responds to the needs of people with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorders

    • Understanding behaviour and reducing restrictive practices

    • Understanding how Autism shapes the way people experience and interact with the world around them

    Intellectual Disability and Autism

    From our in-depth PBS programmes through to our de-escalation and physical skills content, we have developed low arousal approaches for people with intellectual disabilities, living with autism or differing sensory needs.

    Positive approaches to behaviour

    Maybo is passionate about the delivery of person-centred, human rights-based models of care that reduce the need for restrictive practices and improve participant’s quality of life.

    Our learning methods are consistent with the principles of positive behaviour support, focusing on primary and secondary strategies for preventing and defusing behaviours of concern. This helps staff to:

    • Better understand a person’s physiological and emotional needs
    • Improve their environment
    • Recognise and reduce restrictive practices
    • Engage them in ways that reduce behaviours of concern
    • Promote respect and choices for the individual

    Alongside proactive strategies to reduce behaviours of concern, we teach reactive strategies that help to safely de-escalate emotive situations. While our focus is on avoiding the need for physical interventions, some settings may at times need to use these to create safety and we can provide simple low arousal methods for use in last resort. In the UK, Maybo programmes that include restrictive interventions have achieved the highest level of recognition against the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards and, subject to scheme conditions, can include BILD ACT Certification.

    In Australia, our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) program has been developed to support the requirements for Core Practitioner, highlighted within the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators, and Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework 2019. 

    We are the preferred training partner for many of the largest care providers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

     

    Positive Behaviour Support Training

    Organisations seeking to adhere to best practice guidelines can further develop staff skills when exploring Practice Leadership roles. A Practice Leader is a front-line manager who has a key role in the implementation of person-centred Positive Behaviour Support. The Practice Leader role encompasses training of a staff team to understand the needs of the people they work with and demonstrate effective support through modelling and examples. Effective Practice Leaders encourage staff to deliver high quality support, provide detailed and consistent feedback, providing opportunities to improve through team discussions and support staff with developing their skills in high quality support.

     

    NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework

    The PBS Capability Framework outlines the capabilities required of individuals providing behaviour support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and has been produced by the NDIS Commission using best practice positive behaviour support (PBS) as its guidance.

    NDIS Practice Standards

    The NDIS Practice Standards create an important benchmark for providers to assess their performance, and to demonstrate how they provide high quality and safe supports and services to NDIS participants. Together with the NDIS Code of Conduct, the NDIS Practice Standards will assist NDIS participants to be aware of what quality service provision they should expect from NDIS providers.

    Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide

    The Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide explains what a restrictive practice is, and sets out information on the five types of regulated restrictive practices, being:

    • chemical restraint
    • environmental restraint
    • mechanical restraint
    • physical restraint
    • seclusion

    Maybo Curriculum for Services Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

    Click on the boxes below to explore Maybo's certified training modules for services supporting people with intellectual disabilities and autism.

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Train the Trainer

    • Virtual Classroom

    • Promoting Human Rights & Reducing Restrictive Practices

      RRN Approved

      This RRN Approved module explores the principles of supporting a person's needs through a human rights approach. It develops learners' ability to take effective, person-centred measures to reduce restrictive practices that might be used intentionally or in some cases without realising they are restricting the person's liberty or autonomy.

      • Underpinning legislation, principles and definitions
      • Strategies to improve quality of life and reduce risk
      • Recognising restrictive practices
      • Ethical decision making

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
    • Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach

      RRN Approved

      This module is designed for people providing care and support to people with learning disabilities or autism. It aims to develop their understanding of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and person-centred support.

      Principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

      • Understanding PBS
      • Principles of PBS
      • Three key areas of PBS

      Characteristics of Behaviour 

      • Behaviour considerations
      • Behaviours of concern
      • Effects of behaviours of concern

      Factors That Influence Behaviour

      • Factors that can influence behaviour
      • How inhibitors can influence behaviour

      Functions of a Person's Behaviour

      • Fast and slow triggers
      • Identifying the function of a person's behaviour


      This module is normally combined with the following Maybo modules to form a two-day PBS training programme:

      1. Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Restrictive Practices
      2. Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach (this module)
      3. Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies
      4. Implementing Person-Centred Active Support

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
    • Implementing Person Centred Active Support

      RRN Approved

      This module is designed for people providing care and support to people with learning / intellectual disabilities or autism. It aims to develop their ability to implement person-centred active support and PBS values.

      • Observation, recording and reporting approaches
      • Actions to protect vulnerable people
      • Positive planning
      • Proactive and reactive strategies
      • Reinforcing behaviour in a PBS framework

      This module is normally combined with the following Maybo modules to form a two-day PBS training programme:

      1. Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Restrictive Practices
      2. Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach
      3. Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies
      4. Implementing Person-Centred Active Support (this module)

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
      • eLearning eLearning
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
    • Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies

      RRN Approved

      This module is designed for people providing care and support to children or adults with learning disabilities or autism. It will develop their ability to contribute to behaviour-informed positive behavioural support plans and strategies.

      • Observation, recording and reporting approaches
      • Actions to protect vulnerable people
      • Positive planning
      • Proactive and reactive strategies
      • Reinforcing behaviour in a PBS framework


      This module is normally combined with the following Maybo modules to form a two-day PBS training programme:

      1. Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Restrictive Practices
      2. Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach
      3. Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies (this module)
      4. Implementing Person-Centred Active Support

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
    • Positive Approaches to Behaviour

      RRN Approved

      This module provides learners with positive and proactive approaches to managing behaviours of concern based on respect for the individual.


      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Behaviours of concern
      • Rights and responsibilities
      • Planning to reduce risks and vulnerabilities 


      Factors That Influence Behaviour

      • Common functions of behaviours of concern
      • Instinctive reactions to emotional or threatening situations
      • Potential triggers in self and others
      • Levels of escalation


      Positive Interactions and Choices

      • People's needs and expectations
      • Influencing positive outcomes
      • Overcoming barriers to communication

       

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
    • Safer De‑escalation

      RRN Approved

      This module covers person-centred de-escalation strategies to alleviate a situation and prevent distress or behaviours of concern from escalating.

      Dynamic Risk Assessment

      • Maybo SAFER model
      • Risk identification
      • Informed decision-making
         

      De-escalation Skills

      • Positive, non-aggressive approaches
      • Safer positioning and teamworking skills 
      • Strategies to defuse, calm and resolve

      Personal Safety and Post-incident

      • Responding to behaviours of concern
      • Heightened risk indicators
      • Exit strategies in higher-risk situations
      • Post-event impact and responsibilities

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
    • Personal Safety and Disengagement

      RRN Approved

      This module provides additional practical strategies for disengaging and reducing the risk of assault.

      It is relevant for employees whose roles require them to engage with people whose behaviour can be unpredictable.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Defining defensive skills and interventions
      • Risks of using physical skills
      • Authority for the use of physical skills
      • Individual and team responsibilities 
      • The importance of secondary strategies to reduce the need for physical skills


      Defensive Personal Safety Skills to Avoid Assault and Disengage

      • Training and operational risks associated with the use of Maybo physical skills
      • Low arousal positioning and defensive skills to avoid assault and reduce risk
      • Low arousal skills to release from wrist and clothing grips
      • Contextual applications of Maybo disengagement skills

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Redirection and Guiding

      RRN Approved

      This module provides additional low arousal redirection and guiding skills. 

      • Training and operational risks
      • Low arousal physical intervention skills to prompt or guide an individual
      • Low arousal physical intervention skills to re-direct an individual

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer

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