Treatment Approach


Our Approach: Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a science of ‘behaviour change’ with a focus on the application of behavioural principles to improve the socially significant issues such as challenging behaviours and learning ( Baer, Wolf & Risely, 1968)

Our behaviour analytic treatment approach utilizes principles of learning to resolve behavioural/mental health concerns as well as improve the adaptive functioning of individuals who approach us for treatment. With the ‘best treatment outcome for each client’ in mind, we rely on the scientifically validated procedures derived from applied research. We offer ‘comprehensive’ as well as ‘focused’ intervention options to our clients/families. We do offer other ancillary ABA training and development services to parents, carers, and support staff as well.

Our approach: Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

We offer specialist positive behaviour support and intervention services consistent with NDIA and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requirements. We follow a systematic and rigorous process of conducting functional behaviour assessments (FBA), developing, implementing and evaluating behaviour support plans (BSP). Our approach is focused on improving the quality of life of our clients while eliminating or decreasing the interfering behaviours and need to use restrictive interventions.  We empower our clients, carers and support staffs with critical functional skills that lead to lasting positive behavioural changes and improved quality of life.

Our practice framework of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is deeply inspired by the Australian Governments definition of positive behaviour support as described in the National Framework of the Reduction and Elimination of Restrictive Practices (2014) ‘‘the integration of the contemporary ideology of disability service provision with the clinical framework of applied behaviour analysis. Positive behaviour support is supported by evidence encompassing strategies and methods that aim to increase the person’s quality of life and reduce challenging behaviour.” We are committed to serving individuals of all abilities and diagnoses requiring behaviour support interventions and plans in Victoria, ACT and Queensland.

For more information about our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Applied Behaviour Analysis services, please consider contacting us at contactus@sunrisebehavioural.com.au or call at 045 0591 791