Positive Behaviour Support
We know that all behaviours happen for a reason. Our job is to figure out what that function is and help people replace any negative behaviours with ones that serve the same purpose.
The acronym SEAT is used when we speak about functions of behaviour.
Either the behaviour feels nice to the person in some way, or they aid in reducing pain for the person
The behaviour either helps the person physically escape or avoid the situation, or mentally avoid the situation
The behaviour gets us the attention we want/need in some way
The person gets access to preferred items, people, events or activities – ie. something tangible