Alberta: Positive Behaviour Supports for Children

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Positive Behaviour Supports for Children is a series of five related websites intended to assist anyone who is raising, caring for or supporting children with disabilities and their families. These sites were developed with the input of families, service providers, educators, and other experts in the field and offer free access to self-paced, practical, evidence-based strategies for supporting children with disabilities and their families.  PBSC Tipsheet (pdf) 

FAMILY SITE

Written by parents for parents and includes strategies related to:

  • Promoting adaptive behaviour, learning and development
  • Minimizing and managing challenging behaviours
  • Working as a team
  • Planning for common life transitions
  • Maintaining and improving the well-being of the entire family
AIDE SITE

Offers those working directly with children with disabilities and their families free access to practical, evidence-based strategies related to:

  • Increasing adaptive behaviours and developmental skills
  • Minimizing and managing challenging behaviours
  • Working as part of a team
  • Program planning, goal setting and evaluation
SCHOOL STAFF SITE

Provides school staff with a wealth of tools, techniques and tips for supporting students with disabilities.

THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES

Parents and professionals talk about certain disabilities and how they may affect children’s perceptions of the world.

PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Promotes a common understanding about the use of Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) for Specialized Services provided through the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Program. Topics include:

  • Overview of ISPs
  • Guiding principles for ISPs
  • Process/lifecycle for ISPs
  • Working together to develop, implement, and monitor an ISP

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