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Signposts provides a range of facilitator resources to aid with delivery; including program notes, Powerpoint presentations, cue cards, goal achievement, parent certificates and parent interview DVDs. Read a more detailed description of these resources below.

Trained facilitators can access most of the program resources in electronic format from the Facilitator login area.

The Signposts for building better behaviour program has compelling evidence for its acceptability and effectiveness. Signposts Early School and the Supplementary Materials are in the early stages of evaluation.

Read more about the evidence base for each component of the suite of Signposts materials.

Suite of Materials

Generic materials (available online and in hard copy format)
Early School (available in hard copy format)

Supplementary materials (available online to trained facilitators):

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (ATSI)
  • Acquired Brain Injury(ABI)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities(CALD)
  • Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS)
  • Toilet Learning


Parent Program Materials

Parent program DVD
This DVD demonstrates parent-child interactions with examples of what to do and, in some cases, what not to do. The scenarios show how to implement the Signposts strategies effectively.

Introduction booklet
In this booklet parents get a general overview of the program and to learn how to make the best use of the materials.

Module 1 – Measuring your child's behaviour
In this module parents learn to describe, measure and record their child's behaviour as well as how to record and graph the measurements of their child's behaviour. 

Module 2 – Systematic use of daily interactions
This module teaches strategies to identify the skill strengths of a child, understand the triggers and consequences of the child’s behaviour and how to use effective instructions to establish rules.

Module 3 – Replacing difficult behaviour with useful behaviour
This module assists parents to identify the purposes of a child's difficult behaviour and select strategies for reducing difficult behaviours and building appropriate alternative behaviours.

Module 4 – Planning for better behaviour
This module concerns the development and implementation of daily routines and the identification of high-risk situations at home or in the community. In addition, the module describes the steps for developing and implementing a planned activities routine.

Module 5 – Developing more skills in your child
This module assists parents to select appropriate skills to teach their child, select objectives for the skills to be taught and identify parts of the skills to teach. It introduces ways to teach the child skills, such as the ‘teaching by showing’ and ‘step by step’ methods. Finally, it outlines ways to negotiate and liaise with others who are teaching the child.

Your family as a team
This module discusses speaking and listening skills that are important for good communication among family members as well as showing how family members can support each other when implementing new strategies. 

Dealing with stress in the family
This module teaches parents how to understand, recognise and build up resilience to stress as well as how to manage stressful events when they occur.      

This resource helps parents work through the exercises suggested in the booklets and write their own action plan.

Program Delivery Documents

Facilitator Manual

The Facilitator Manual is provided to facilitators as part of the Signposts training. It provides information on conducting the four modes of delivery as well as resources such as information sheets and measures to examine the following:

• how well the program has helped parents to meet their goals
• whether the program has brought about positive changes in children's behaviour
• parents’ perceptions about themselves and their parenting.

Cue cards for role play

Cue cards are useful tools that can be developed by each Signposts group facilitator to help implement segments of the program.

Family information sheet

Facilitators use this sheet to record information about those participating in the program.

Goal Achievement Scale

The Goal Achievement Scale (GAS) is a useful tool to help parents reflect on their child's behaviour changes. It helps parents identify what they have done to bring about the change in their child's behaviour. Typically, the GAS is completed for the two behaviours that parents choose to work on throughout the Signposts program. Parents fill it in at the start of Module 2, as well as at the review sessions. The GAS calculator works out the percentage of behaviour change.  

Goal Achievement Scale calculator

The Goal Achievement Scale (GAS) calculator is an Excel document that Signposts practitioners can use in their work with parents. As the parent gives you information on their child’s behaviour change, enter the raw data into the document and it automatically calculates the percentage of goal achievement for each behaviour. There are two versions of the calculator – one for behaviour that needs to decrease and one for behaviour that parents would like to see increase. 

PowerPoint presentations

We provide PowerPoint presentations for facilitators to use in the parent sessions. Overhead transparencies are also available in Section 1 of the Facilitator Manual.

Certificate of Completion

A 'Certificate of Completion' is available in template format for facilitators to present to participants when they complete the Signposts program.

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