Network Interventions specialises in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behaviour (VB) to teach communication, social and behavioural skills to children, teenagers and adults, enabling them to thrive and reach their potential. We use ABA and VB, which are widely recognised as the most effective way of helping children with a range of conditions and disorders to address:
- Language and communication problems, which are often the underlying cause of challenging behaviour, psychological problems and struggles at school or home. Equipping a child with new, or improved, language and communication skills often results in dramatic improvements in behaviour, friendships and quality of life.
- Social interaction difficulties. By teaching the social skills that a child may have not learnt, or helping your child to interact more appropriately, your child will enjoy interacting with others, levels of frustration will be reduced and you will have a more confident, contented child.
- Challenging behaviour. Specialist interventions to identify and address the core problems for your child’s challenging behaviour can result in a dramatic decrease in harmful or inappropriate behaviours. Teaching new language and communication skills, will enable your child to find new, age appropriate ways of behaving and interacting.
- Autism, ASD, ADHD and other pervasive developmental disorders. Even a child significantly affected by a developmental disorder such as autism can make huge gains. With the right interventions you can see dramatic improvements in your child’s language and communication, behaviour and social interaction.
- Brain damage (resulting, for example, from a road traffic accident or stroke) and other acquired disorders can result in the loss of language, social and communication skills. These skills can be relearnt, brining significant improvements to your child’s relationships, development and quality of life.
- Eating disorders, depression and self harm (self injurious behaviours). Many of these acquired conditions are the result of an underlying language or communication problem and Verbal Behaviour can be highly effective at identifying and addressing the problem at the source.
- Genetic and birth disorders such as Down’s Syndrome and William’s Syndrome. With the right interventions, children with genetic medical conditions can make great gains and see significant improvements in their language, communication, social skills, behaviour and quality of life.
- Other medical conditions such as Rett Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Regardless of the severity of the condition, new skills can be taught and your child can have enhanced communication and interactions.
How can you help my child?
NETwork Interventions works with your child, family and others who are involved with your child (such as teachers, grandparents or family friends). We equip you as parents with the tools to teach your child to achieve success; this includes helping replace negative, harmful or inappropriate behaviours with healthy, positive behaviour patterns and teaching new language and communication skills.
Our team of highly trained behaviour analysts and psychologists have years of experience of successful interventions, all of which are grounded in the most recent, empirical research and practice.
How successful will the interventions be?
Many of the children we help make astonishing progress and some learn to behave and function just like other children of the same age. Whilst this degree of success is not possible for all children, even a child with significant struggles can make huge gains. However severely or mildly affected your child is, the right interventions can make all the difference, not just for your child but also for the whole family. Click here for some case stories of children we have successfully helped.
There are many factors which will influence the success of the intervention, including the nature and severity of the problem, your family situation and your availability to implement our recommendations day in day out. We will talk to you about these and the level of success you can expect, once we have undertaken a detailed observation of your child.
Once we have talked through your concerns, the starting point involves undertaking a detailed observation and assessment of your child. One of our Behaviour Analysts will spend a day observing your child in a range of settings, including school, home and other social settings such as at a party or play date. We will gather detailed information from you and from those who work with your child every day. The factual observation and data that we collect from this will be used to inform strategy for helping your child.
We then present our observations to you in a written report, video report or face to face, depending on what works best for you. We will give you an honest, impartial assessment of you your child’s skills, successes, challenges and struggles and will propose detailed interventions for helping your child, including costs and time scales. If we advise you that you don’t need our services at this time we will explain why and tell you the next steps that you can take.
Once you are happy to proceed, we get started with implementing the teaching. Whether your child’s programme lasts two weeks or two years, we will be with you every step of the way providing the expertise, training and support you need to make the interventions work.
What do our families say about us?
Please click here for some case stories of families we have helped.
Did you know?
Behaviour is the number one reason why parents first contact us, accounting for over 50% of initial enquiries from families.