Think differently about behaviour intervention - use the 5P Approach!
Introducing the 5P Approach
The 5P Approach provides 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 autistic 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.
The 5P Approach uses the distinctive GREEN, AMBER & RED traffic light colours to distinguish between levels of behaviour and places the emphasis on using different strategies at the different levels.
The 5P Approach Philosophy
The 5P Approach promotes “GREEN” behaviour intervention. At its core is a focus on prevention (being in the “GREEN” Zone) rather than “cure”.
The 5P Approach therefore promotes establishing good foundations
(a GREEN zone), creating an approach and environment which meets individuals' needs and where behaviour issues are at a minimum.
This is about finding out why a child or young person behaves in certain ways, understanding what factors influence their behaviour and identifying any early warning signs (AMBER) that indicate that challenging behaviours may be developing. This forms the basis of developing a preventative and positive behaviour intervention plan (PIP) for the individual which includes supporting them to learn new skills. The 5P Approach provides a 5 step framework to help with this process.