List as many words and phrases an individual might know to describe ‘good’ and ‘bad’ behaviour.
Put them into two groups: phrases that are supportive and praise or guide individuals, and phrases that are judgemental and harsh.
‘good’ behaviour phrases ‘bad’ behaviour phrases
What a great job That was not very nice
Very good Why did you do that
Well done Don’t do that
Good work Stop that
You can do it Please don’t do that
You learn quickly Stop doing that
I like what you did You are being naughty
Your important I don’t like that
How can you encourage staff and carers to use positive language, remembering that the individuals must always be assured it is their behaviour that is not liked, and not them?
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How do you use these strategies in your work role? Evaluate the effectiveness of proactive strategies on mitigating challenging behaviour and explain why these strategies need to be specific and person-centred.
Write an explanation as to why you need to regularly reinforce positive behaviour with individuals in your care. Proactive Strategy
A proactive strategy involves planning and service user involvement. Patterns of behaviour are noticed, such as what could have ‘triggered’ / preceded the bad behaviour, and planned control measures are put in place, such as appropriate actions or activities to prevent negative behaviour and to encourage positive behaviour. He or she may need to be guided to set goals towards positive behaviour and given a set of alternatives that will guide him or her in the right …show more content…
It tells the child or young person that we are supporting that they have a recognisable value and worth and no matter how challenging their behaviour may be there is always something positive to build on.
Children have an inborn desire to please and gain approval, if they don’t gain this through the acknowledgement of positive behaviour they are more likely to use challenging or negative behaviour. By reinforcing positive behaviour we encourage children to seek attention as a result of appropriate rather than inappropriate behaviour and we are modelling the kind of behaviour that we feel is appropriate.
One of the strategies used is ‘time out’ – if I can see a situation is about to occur, I suggest that the individual takes a few minutes time out, and I re-direct his/her attention elsewhere, could be as simple as asking him/her to leave the room and help me make something to eat or drink.
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