Contemporary approaches to understanding behaviour recognises that behaviour is the result of the interaction individual characteristics, environmental and social factors on an individual. The goals of positive behaviour support are to improve both the behaviour and the quality of life of individuals who display challenging behaviour. It emphasises collaborative, assessment-based approaches that integrates behavioural science, and a person-centred values framework. It builds on the principles of applied behaviour analysis and integrates this with principles from the normalisation/inclusion movement and person-centred values to deliver integrated, sustainable, and comprehensive systems for supporting individuals. This unit aims to assist students develop an advanced understanding of behaviour within the context of holistic approaches to understanding the functions of behaviour for all individuals but with particular emphasis to individuals with disabilities. Students will develop critical analysis skills in the assessment of behaviour issues and the implementation/review of behaviour support strategies. There will be a focus on both preventative and direct behaviour intervention strategies.