I just need sleep!
That's okay - we are here to help. We have been helping families to establish healthy eating, sleeping, behaviour and communication patterns for years now. We have just never gotten around to formalising this arm of NETwork. 2013 is when we will be formally launching, 'NETwork baby, toddler & child'. In the meantime, just pop us an email or give us a call and we can help you. However bad things may seem, we have a solution and it is likely to be quick and painless!
I want to give my child the very best start.
This is what we love to hear, here at NETwork. We work with pregnant families, families with babies and also families with toddlers and infants. We are able to equip you with tools to give your child the very best start. Be it from language skills through to academic skills or choosing the right school placement, we are here to help.
Babies 'at risk' of having a developmental delay or disorder.
There is lots of research to show us that certain babies are more likely to experience a developmental delay or disorder, such as language delay or autism, than others. This could be anything from enviornmental factors experienced whilst mum was pregnant through to a sibling or family members having autism, a developmental delay, depression or schizphrenia. The good news is that if we know that our child is at risk, we can start to put strategies in place right from birth. Lu specialises in working with 'at-risk' families and likes nothing more than to watch families be fully equipped from birth and teaching their child all they need to know, just as a way of life, so as we can have the best chance of preventing these delays from occuring. Please check out our blog for more information on the recent research advances in this area, or get in touch.
Getting started early: prevention, rather than cure.
The earlier a child can experience an effective programme of treatment, the greater the chances of helping that child reach their full potential. This is why we place the emphasis on early intervention. In fact, Lu is so passionate about early intervention that she travels up and down the UK delivering free workshops to government initiatives, public support groups and nurseries. If you would like her to speak at yours, why not contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
As a parent, you will be able to tell if something isn’t ‘right’ very early on. It is then a race against time to get your child the help and assistance they need as quickly as possible, setting up new learning patterns that are specifically designed to help children facing the challenges of the autistic spectrum and other learning difficulties. A young, healthy mind is eager to learn, to grow and to develop. If that mind has the right coaching, guidance and assistance, it can develop into a healthy, well-adjusted adult that can reach its full potential. This is why early intervention is so important. Children suffering from behaviour disorders and those on the autistic spectrum may be reluctant to interact normally. But with the right stimulation, they can be as eager to learn new skills as any other child.
You don’t have to have a diagnosis in order to talk to us or begin an intervention. The earlier you begin intervention, the better the results. Your child may get to the stage that they do so well that they may not even need a diagnosis. And intervention isn’t as scary as it sounds - it’s about teaching in the natural environment and encouraging the child’s natural curiosity to encourage it to change destructive behaviour patterns into constructive ones. We achieve this by teaching the child new motivations and new language, social and behaviour skills.
At NETwork Interventions, we work to understand the individual challenges faced by each child and, with the help of the family, our expert behaviour analysts can develop a programme that will help the child in everyday situations, expand their social skills and reduce the chances of the child feeling isolated or alienated. By incorporating applied behaviour analysis and verbal behaviour techniques, we can build up a relationship with the child at an early age and encourage them to develop their communication and social skills.
Our aim is to help every child lead as normal a life as possible. By introducing positive learning patterns at a very early age, we can help to prevent destructive behaviour patterns from becoming established. If left, these destructive patterns can be much harder to redirect into positive learning, which is why early intervention is so effective. Whilst the child is still in the optimum learning stage, experienced psychologists and behaviour analysts can gently guide the child in the right direction, helping both them and their families to create a positive environment and initiating acceptable responses to social situations.