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Commentary on ‘In celebration: living a lifethrough Positive Behaviour Support’

Osgood, Tony (2012) Commentary on ‘In celebration: living a lifethrough Positive Behaviour Support’. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 17 (2). pp. 76-79. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/13595471211218794#sthash.aEgKHaun.dpuf) (KAR id:33606)


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on Shephard’s narrative account of

one person’s experience of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

Design/methodology/approach – This paper reflects on Shephard’s account in the context of the

burgeoning literature concerning the effectiveness of PBS and the author’s own experiences.

Findings – Practitioners of PBS should consider narrative accounts as legitimate data.

Originality/value – This commentary welcomes the move toward the inclusion of narrative,

or ethnographic, perspectives when evaluating PBS.

Keywords Positive Behaviour Support, Person centred, Narratives, Human stories, Ethnography

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Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/13595471211218794#sthash.aEgKHaun.dpuf
Uncontrolled keywords: stories, ethnographies, positive behaviour support, data
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Antony Osgood
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 13:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:11 UTC
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Osgood, Tony.

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