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Supporting your child’s behaviour

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Supporting your child’s behaviour

There can be many reasons for different types of behaviour in children. Here are some tips for how you can get support:

1. Check if there is an underlying health issue or concern

Health issues and pain can impact children’s behaviour, so it’s always worth checking with your GP or dentist to see if there is an underlying issue.

Behaviour issues can also be a sign of bullying or major changes at home or school. Ask your child and the adults in their life if something in particular is upsetting your child.

2. Children do best when parents are supported

Support for families with children with disability is available from:

3. Talk to a trusted professional

Talk about your concerns with a trusted professional such as your GP, Maternal and Child Health nurse, paediatrician, speech pathologist or occupational therapist. They can help you work out any major concerns and put in place steps to support your child’s behaviour.

4. Get behaviour support in your child’s NDIS Plan

You may be able to get behaviour support in your child’s NDIS Plan. Support can include therapy, a Behaviour Support Plan, training and strategies to support your child and family.

5.Get behaviour support at school

If you or your child’s teacher has concerns about your child’s behaviour, you may be able to get behaviour support at school. This may include working with your child’s Student Support Group to develop a Behaviour Support Plan.

Read more information and resources about help for you and your family.