Communication and social skills are a common impairment amongst children diagnosed with ASD, which can affect a child’s behaviour.
For children with Autism and other Learning/developmental disorders, they may need behavioural support due to the emotional, social and physical challenges they experience on a day to day basis.
At All Behaviour Consultancy we are passionate about providing parents with tools so they feel empowered to support their children’s behaviour, using a positive, proactive and compassionate approach.
Recent research has shown that parent training can decrease challenging behaviour in children, decrease parental stress and increase parent confidence (Kaminski et al 2018).
Our parent support programs are flexible to meet the needs and demands of individual families.
Every moment or decision a child makes is a behaviour, some behaviours are appropriate and serve well for their needs and some are inappropriate and deemed as a problem behaviour.
Problem behaviours that some children present can be due to the difficulty they have communicating their needs, their impaired social skills and low level of functioningFor example, if a child demonstrates aggressions, tantrums and destructive behaviours, it may be because the child does not understand the appropriate way of communicating that they want to escape from something.
Many problem behaviours are displayed because they serve a function for the child:
• To gain something e.g. food, desired object, attention.
• To escape something e.g. a difficult task, undesired food, stressful situation.
What does our parenting support look like?
1. The aim of the first initial meeting is to gather an understanding of your needs and goals for your child and family. This is conducted through a behaviour interview and observation in your home by a certified Behaviour Analyst.
2. An assessment is conducted with your child to assess their skills and develop individual targets to support their communication, play, academic and independence skills.
3. Parents are given ongoing strategies to support in their home. Regular observations and feedback are given to parents to help them develop confidence to use the strategies effectively.