Positive Behavioral Strategies and Supports for Individuals with TBI. Presented by Mitzi Curtis Co-created with Laura Moore. 03/29/2012. Perceptions. People Do Well If They Can People do the best job they can with the skills they have
Presented by Mitzi Curtis
Co-created with Laura Moore
Behavior is Communication
The act of exchanging information
The message behind the words
Managing Your Stress by Controlling Your Thoughts
Why does she always
have to argue!
She is testing to see where the limits are.
My job is to stay calm and help her learn better ways to communicate.
He is so clingy with his mom. He doesn’t let anyone else get close to her.
He has a difficult time warming up to people and feeling safe with them.
He feels safe with his mom.
I have to watch her like a hawk or she will run out of the play area.
She may not understand my expectations.
She may need visuals to help her understand
He constantly gets into other people’s stuff and destroys their things.
He may want to play with others and doesn’t know how to ask.
He may need visuals to help him understand ownership and boundaries.
3. My Verbal Responses to Requests
A lot of Energy -Excited
Average Energy - Awake
Too Much Energy - Bonkers!
Calm Energy- Peaceful
No Energy - Drowsy
WHEN, WHERE, with WHOM would these energy levels
Be Okay and Not Okay?
5 - hurtful
4 - negative
3 - neutral
2 - constructive
1 - positive
From Who’s Perspective?
How does tone of voice, volume and facial expression impact opinion?
When the individual with TBI can be part of problem solving and self-awareness
Helping All of Us Know What to Do
‘Being and teaching’ occurs at 1 and 2. Redirection at 3.
Protection, silence and nerves of steel at 4 and 5.
Be the individual’s advocate / ally 1 - 5
2. Problem Solving Worksheet