We offer a range of interventions in partnership with other services who know your child. Our team offers specialist assessment, advice and support in thinking about the particular emotional, behavioural, communication and mental health needs of children with a learning disability. We run parent and carer groups and work with children and families in the family home and other community settings.
During our work with you we develop a shared understanding of behaviours that cause concern and may do this by:
- Visiting you at home to listen to your concerns
- Meeting with other services involved with your child’s care to gain an all-round understanding of their needs
- Getting to know your child over time to understand their specific patterns of behaviour
Our shared understanding then informs the development of strategies and approaches that help to enable your child to communicate their needs in different ways and helps to support families to cope with the behaviours that challenge them.
We do this through working with you and others in your child's network. We set specific goals for us to focus on in the work and together we'll develop a way of working that will enable you to manage your child independently.
Our work with families can be quite brief and short-term or sometimes longer term.
We often need supporting information to help us decide whether our service is the right one for your child and their needs. These decisions are made on your child’s level of learning disability, general functioning and level of risk in relation to their behaviours. We will request consent from you to contact others, such as a school or key worker, to gain additional information.
You and the person who referred your child will be contacted with the outcome of any decision. If we are unable to provide a service we will give our reasons and discuss alternative services which may be more suitable.