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The Regard Group announces a partnership with the IABA


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The Regard Group recently sponsored a series of 4-day training workshops which were hosted by the Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA).

We have established a mutually beneficial training partnership arrangement with the IABA who are a US-based organisation, prominent internationally for their work in specialist behaviour support for individuals with intellectual (learning) and developmental disabilities.

The training was attended by an assortment of social care professionals from, NHS psychologists, learning disability nurses, group home managers, behaviour specialists, senior managers from a number of care providers, commissioners, and family carers.

Also attending from the Regard Group was three of the senior regional directors, along with a number of area managers and several service mangers/team leaders as part of Regard’s continuing professional development management programme. The purpose of the training partnership with the IABA and workshop series is used to consider adaptations and enhancements in the care planning processes and specialist behavioural management support provided by Regard which maximise quality of life outcomes for the people we support.

The IABA is headed up by Gary La Vigna who is renowned in the social care field for his work in behaviour management. Gary is recognised by carers, social care managers, academics, allied health professionals. policy makers and commissioners for his pivotal research and work in service design, organisational management systems within social care field of learning disability care provision (such as the model of the periodic service review) and his work in behavioural programming which formed the foundations for specialist behaviour analysis and clinical support used currently within the social acre field to manage behaviours which may challenge.

Regards Head of Behaviour Support, James Kiamtia-Cooper said “this is one of the most inspiring and thought provoking training series I have attended and can only serve to enhance the way we work”.