Supporting behaviours of concern

Supporting your child’s behavioural development

Some behaviours can get in the way of your child’s social and learning development and prevent them from reaching their everyday goals.

SDN’s professional team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists have expertise in understanding, guiding and supporting positive children’s behaviour. We can support your child so that:

  • We can work together to understand the underlying function of a behaviour
  • We can work together to find strategies that are supportive for your child and family
  • We can build the capacity of your family and support team
  • We can implement the right supports to foster feelings of comfort and safety
  • We can teach new, supportive skills  

Your child is unique and will have unique goals, strengths and weaknesses. So we start by getting to know them, building up a picture of their strengths and gaining a deep understanding of their behaviours.

We go beyond the behaviour of concern itself to identify the underlying needs of the individual themselves.

We then break down your goals into simple steps and work with your child’s strengths and interests to encourage their development.

Together, we will help you implement positive behaviour strategies that can be implemented in your everyday life.

We will make the most of SDN’s diverse team of professional occupational therapists, speech pathologists and early childhood specialists, utilising their expertise when your child needs it most.

Therapists can work in the places where your child lives, learns and plays so the skills they learn in therapy are taught in a way they can use across settings within their everyday life. We will go into your child’s school or preschool to help understand more about your child and work with their educators to build their strengths.

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