TelePBS is the delivery of positive behaviour support via telepractice. Telepractice is the delivery of services at a distance. Services can be delivered by face to face videoconferencing, audio videoconferencing, chat box videoconferencing, telephone, text messaging, emailing or a combination of these.
Telepractice has been used successfully for interventions for people with disability. It has been used for speech and language therapy, parent-mediated social-communication interventions, classroom coaching for educators, and behaviour support (TelePBS).
TelePBS is a way to provide timely, quality, low-cost behaviour support services. It is also a way to improve access to these services for people with disability in rural and remote areas.
The outbreak of COVID-19 increased the need for alternative service delivery design, as in person services are often limited by public health measures.
The NDIS Commission funded Aspect to develop resources and materials to support behaviour support practitioners to deliver TelePBS in line with the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework and the NDIS practice standards.
These resources are designed to support participants and practitioners to use TelePBS effectively.