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Cornerstones of Positive Behavior Support

Positive behavior support (PBS) is a package of evidence-based strategies to improve quality of life and decrease challenging behaviors. It teaches people new skills and alternative responses to replace challenging behaviors. This approach is positive, proactive and focuses on preventing challenging behaviors before they occur. There are several key features of PBS:

Person Centered

The hopes, goals and preferences of individuals are at the center of PBS. PBS practitioners help individuals live a life that is meaningful by providing them with opportunities to do the things they love. These opportunities differ from person to person and must be individualized.

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