Encourage Positive Behaviour

For communities to function well we all need to demonstrate positive behaviour. For an individual with an autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability or ADHD and those teaching or working alongside you, you might find a check sheet beneficial. How To Encourage Positive Behaviour is ready to download with text and visuals or a text only version to help you.


1. Have high expectations

<p>1. Have high expectations</p>

2. A diagnosis of a disability doesn’t necessarily mean a person can’t do something

<p>2. A diagnosis of a disability doesn’t necessarily mean a person can’t do something</p>

3. Behaviour is not controlled by IQ

<p>3. Behaviour is not controlled by IQ</p>

4. Expect a child/teenager/adult to behave

<p>4. Expect a child/teenager/adult to behave</p>

5. Use a positive approach

<p>5. Use a positive approach</p>

6. Pay attention and look for positive behaviours

<p>6. Pay attention and look for positive behaviours</p>

7. Acknowledge and re-inforce the positive behaviour

<p>7. Acknowledge and re-inforce the positive behaviour</p>

8. Ignore inappropriate behaviours

<p>8. Ignore inappropriate behaviours</p>

9. Explain the rules

<p>9. Explain the rules</p>

10. Tell the individual what to do rather not what to do

<p>10. Tell the individual what to do rather not what to do</p>

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