Working with Staff to Overcome Challenging Behavior Among People Who Have Severe Disabilities
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The effectiveness of support plans for reducing challenging behavior among people with severe disabilities is heavily dependent on how those plans are carried out by direct service staff. This book describes a step-by-step approach for ensuring support plans are carried out appropriately. Relying on their 50 years of combined work experience and over 100 published articles in developmental disabilities, the authors provide tried and tested strategies for promoting successful implementation of behavior support plans by front-line staff.
Chapter contents include an outcome management approach for working with staff to ensure follow through with behavior support plans, obtaining management backing for working with staff to carry out support plans, essential components of support plans, effectively training staff in support plan procedures, monitoring program implementation in a manner acceptable to staff, maintaining program proficiency of staff, and correcting problems with program implementation.