Challenging Behaviours

Everyone engages in behaviour. All of us, every minute of every day. However, some of these behaviours can negatively impact our daily lives. For example, constantly checking our phones impacts on our productivity in work. Children, teenagers and adults are not exempt from this, behaviours can affect our learning and/or our interactions with other people which in turn impacts school inclusion, family life.
Tantruming, hitting, kicking, screaming, and refusal are examples of these behaviours. This is not a definitive list.  As behaviour can vary in how it presents and in intensity, we first begin by meeting you. During this meeting we will ask questions about the behaviour, when it is more likely to happen, what happens before the behaviour and after the behaviour. We will also spend time with you, getting to know you, strategies we feel will work for you and things you like and do not like. 
After gathering all of the information we will develop a plan. Once this is done, we will meet again to talk through the plan, model strategies from the plan and ensure you feel comfortable implementing these. There will be then a resting period, we will give you 1-2 targets to focus on and check back in via phone after a few days to ensure everything is running smoothly. We will arrange follow up sessions either weekly or fortnightly initially and these will be reduced with success.

Targeted Behaviours

  • aggressive behaviour
  • aggressive towards others – hitting, shouting, swearing, screaming, scratching, biting, spitting, punching, kicking
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • bedtime problems
  • classroom management
  • conduct disorder
  • defiant/oppositional behaviour
  • food refusal / selectivity
  • impulsive behaviour
  • mouthing & pica
  • non-compliance
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • operant vomiting & rumination
  • phobias / aversions
  • self-injurious behaviour – hitting, head butting, biting, scratching
  • stereotypical behaviour
  • tantrum behaviour
  • aggressive behaviour directed at the property – throwing objects, breaking walls/windows, stealing
  • difficulty with social situations – not sharing, playground, disconnection with others
  • refusing to attend school/employment
  • school suspensions
  • anxiety
  • sexualised behaviour in adults with a disability

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Contact Information

02 4965 4381

 Monday to Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mailing Address – PO Box 2040, Dangar NSW 2309

1/25 Beresford Street,
Newcastle West NSW 2302

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