Assessing behaviour support plans for people with intellectual disability before and after the Victorian Disability Act 2006

Phillips, Louise, Wilson, Linda and Wilson, Erin 2010, Assessing behaviour support plans for people with intellectual disability before and after the Victorian Disability Act 2006, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 9-13.

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Title Assessing behaviour support plans for people with intellectual disability before and after the Victorian Disability Act 2006
Author(s) Phillips, Louise
Wilson, Linda
Wilson, Erin
Journal name Journal of intellectual and developmental disability
Volume number 35
Issue number 1
Start page 9
End page 13
Total pages 5
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2010-03
ISSN 1366-8250
1469-9532
Keyword(s) challenging behaviour
behaviour support plans
intellectual disability
legislation
Summary Background : This study sought to elucidate the extent to which behaviour support plans for people with intellectual disability are inclusive of best practice criteria, with a comparison made prior to and following proclamation of the Disability Act (2006) in Victoria, Australia.

Method : This study used a data collection instrument developed by the researchers incorporating best practice criteria as identified in the review of literature and Victorian legislative requirements. The instrument was used to assess a sample of behaviour support plans.

Results : Best practice criteria are inadequately included in behaviour support plans with little difference between pre- and post-Act plans.

Conclusion : The results of this study indicate that disability support staff are ill equipped to undertake the complex assessments, planning, and implementation associated with behaviour support strategies, despite the legislative framework that guides and directs this intervention
Language eng
Field of Research 111708 Health and Community Services
111703 Care for Disabled
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Inc.
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