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A preliminary investigation of the utility of the “Behavior Support Plan Quality Evaluation Guide II” for use in Australia

Webber, L. S., McVilly, K. R., Fester, T., Zazelis, T.,

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2011

In this preliminary study, we examined the utility of the Behavior Support Plan Quality Evaluation Guide II (BSP-QE II) for assessing behaviour support plans designed for adults with an intellectual disability in community support services in Australia. Experienced practitioners were surveyed concerning the relevance of BSP-QE II components to the evaluation of BSPs in Australia, and an audit was conducted of randomly selected BSPs submitted as a statutory requirement to the Office of the Senior Practitioner. The BSP-QE II showed evidence of acceptable construct validity and interrater reliability. There was evidence of a need for substantial improvement in the quality of BSPs, consistent with previous findings conducted using other audit tools. The results support the utility of the BSP-QE II, to inform and evaluate service planning in supporting adults with intellectual disability who show challenging behaviour.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Safety and security

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