Think differently about behaviour intervention - use the 5P Approach!
Introducing the 5P Approach
The 5P Approach offers a practical framework which can be used by professionals, parents and organisations who want a better understanding about the behaviour of children and young people with autism spectrum disorders and how to prevent problems from arising, who want help with the process of managing behaviour change and who want to adopt a preventative and positive approach to intervention. Since its development, the 5P Approach has been used within many schools and organisations for individuals, within classes and groups or as a basis for a whole school or organisation approach to intervention - whatever the individuals' needs.
The 5P Approach Philosophy
The priority is understanding the individual really well (Profiling) and then creating a plan to ensure their needs are met. It is also about finding out why an individual behaves in certain ways, what factors influence their behaviour and identifying any early warning signs (AMBER) that indicate that challenging behaviours may be developing. This forms the basis for developing a preventative and positive intervention plan for the individual ( knowns as "Working with Me" or a PIP) which includes supporting them to learn new skills. The 5P Approach provides a 5 step framework to help with this whole process.