Services for Challenging Behaviour

Challenging behaviour is any type of behaviour that inteferes with a childs learning or development. Examples of different types of challenging behaviour include:

  • Sleep Disturbances (e.g., nighttime routine non-compliance, delayed sleep onset, night awakenings, early awakenings and night terrors)
  • Food Selectivity (e.g., fussy eaters)
  • Aggressive behaviour (e.g.,pushing, hitting, punching, kicking, biting, pinching or scratching another child or adult)
  • Disruptive behaviour (e.g.,screaming, tantrums, verbal abuse, running away, non-compliance)
  • Social withdrawal (e.g.,avoiding social interaction)
  • Stereotypical behaviour (e.g.,repetitive or ritualistic vocalisations and body movements)
  • Self-injurious behaviours (e.g., headbanging, scratching, skin picking, biting)

At BeChange we offer individualised services for challenging behaviour. After an initial consultation recommendations will be made specifically for your child. Typically this includes further assessment such as functional assessment across a range of settings. Once the appropriate information has been gathered and the function of the behaviour has been determined, together we will make a behaviour plan for your child. All plans will include parent/family and/or educator training, on-going support and supervision of the plan.

Please contact us for further information of how we can help you and your child.

Services for Social Skills

Good social skills are essential to successful functioning in life. Social skills can include listening, making friends, sharing, co-operation, dealing with anger, understanding ones own and others emotions, following rules, asking questions, self-control and perspective-taking.

Deficits in social skills can be detrimental to a childs development. This can effect interpersonal relationships that can cause peer rejection and can lead on to other behaviour problems and poor academic performance.

At BeChange we offer individualised service for social skill development. After an initial consultation recommendations will be made specifically for your child. Typically this includes further assessment such as observations within a social context. Once the appropriate information has been gathered, together we will develop an individualised social skills program. All plans will include parent/family and educator training and on-going support and supervision of the plan.

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you and your child.

Services for Language and Communication

Communication and language development begins at birth, when a baby cries for food, comfort and attention from parents. Additionally, babies begin to recognise the voices of significant people in their environment. These are the first milestones in the development of communication. Children vary in their development, however they follow a natural progression or sequence for acquiring the skills of language and communication. Milestones mark significant points in a childs development. If a parent or educator has identified that milestones have not been reached, there may be a requirement for extra support or intervention.

At BeChange we offer individualised services for language and communication development. After an initial consultation, recommendations will be made specifically for your child. Typically this includes further assessments, such as VB-MAPP milestones assessment and observation across settings. Once the appropriate information has been gathered, together we will develop a plan for your child. All plans will include parent/family and/or educator training, on-going support and supervision of the plan.

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you or your child.

Services for Play Skill Development

Play is vital for all areas of your childs development. It provides children with an opportunity to practice what they have observed in their day to day activities and environment. There are different stages to play development that include the following: cause and effect play, social play (parallel, associative, co-operative play), functional pretend play, symbolic play, imaginative play, role play, gross motor play and game play. Play is the stage on which one develops core communication, motor, social, emotional and cognitive skills.

At BeChange we offer individualised service for play skill development. After an initial consultation recommendations will be made specifically for your child. Typically this includes further assessment such as observations of your child's play. Once the appropriate information has been gathered, together we will develop an individualised program for play development. All plans will include parent/family and educator training and on-going support and supervision of the plan.

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you and your child.


Services for Adaptive Skills

Apadtive skills are necessary for daily living and functioning. Adaptive skills can include;

  • Self care skills (e.g. dressing, toileting, grooming)
  • Safety skills (e.g. road safety, stranger awareness)
  • Community use (e.g. shopping, banking, using public transportation)
  • Home and living skills (e.g. cooking,cleaning, laundary)
  • Vocational skills

These skills enable independent living and enhance quality of life.

At BeChange we offer individualised service for teaching adaptive skills to children. After an initial consultation recommendations will be made specifically for your child. Typically this includes further assessment such as observations of your child in the areas that are of concern. Once the appropriate information has been gathered, together we will develop an individualised program to teach the required skills. All plans will include parent/family and educator training and on-going support and supervision of the plan.

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you and your child.

Services for Leisure Skill Development

The purpose of leisure education is to enhance the quality of a persons life through leisure. Development of a positive leisure lifestyle can start at any age and progresses from childhood right through to old age. However, for some children, particularly those with ASD or a related disability, the natural motivation to participate may be limited. Creating interests and the ability to occupy ones free-time in an enjoyable activity is important for maintaining a good quality of life. Leisure activities are varied but may include: sports, music, dance, fitness, outdoor pursuits, art and crafts and other activities that promote relaxation.

At BeChange we offer individualised services for the development of leisure skills. After an initial consultation recommendations will be made specifically for your child. Once the appropriate information has been gathered, together we will develop an individualised program targeting specific leisure skills. All plans will include parent/family training and collaboration with a professional/coach specific to the target activity. On-going support and supervision of the plan is provided.

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School and Education

Aspects of an educational setting can pose extra challenges for children with learning difficulties, ASD or a related disability. However, with appropriate support and guidance in the areas of transitioning, inclusion and curriculum adaptation a child's educational experience can be successful.

At BeChange we offer individualised services for the educational setting. After an initial consultation recommendations will be made specifically for your child. Typically this includes further assessment such as observations within the educational setting. Once the appropriate information has been gathered, together we will develop an individualised plan. All plans will include parent/family and educator training and on-going support and supervision of the plan.

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you and your child.