This comprehensive booklet is specifically designed to support parents or carers of disabled children who may have concerns about their child’s behavior. It offers valuable insights and practical strategies to help understand and manage the behavioral challenges that may arise in caring for a disabled child.
The guide covers a range of topics, including the underlying reasons for certain behaviors, establishing consistent routines, reinforcing positive behavior, identifying triggers, and utilising behaviour charts. It provides guidance on managing specific issues such as tantrums, aggression, sleep problems, eating difficulties, toileting, self-harming, and more.
Recognising the importance of self-care, the booklet emphasises the need for parents or carers to prioritise their own well-being while supporting their child. It also highlights the availability of support networks, including healthcare professionals, multidisciplinary teams, and financial assistance.
The booklet addresses educational considerations, offering guidance on early years schooling, transitioning to secondary school, and fostering social connections through peer support networks. It also delves into topics related to the child’s overall development, including sexuality, emotional well-being, and potential legal concerns.
Why children behave in certain ways
Setting the scene for good behavior
Establish daily routines
Reward good behavior
Recognize triggers, find strategies
Responding to behavior that challenges
Managing specific issues
Hitting, kicking, and pinching
Eating and mealtimes
Looking after yourself
Who can help
Benefits and financial help
Moving to secondary school
Circle of friends
Sexuality and inappropriate sexual behavior
Emotions and mental health
If your child is in trouble with the police
Useful Resources & Organisations
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