Behaviour, emotions and coping

Emotional and social support can help you cope with your child’s diagnosis

Parents of children with cerebral palsy find counselling at the time of diagnosis helps to manage stress, anxiety or depression. Counselling can also help you cope with the stress of extra caring responsibilities. It can help you through the diagnosis, and to provide a caring environment for your children. Sometimes as young children approach two their behaviour can be challenging or having trouble dealing with big emotions. Positive behaviour support can be helpful in addressing these concerns.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Assistive technology for behaviour
  • Attachment and relationship building with your baby
  • Behavioural Interventions
  • Establishing positive daily care routines
  • Information and advice about cerebral palsy, children’s development and the journey ahead
  • Play therapy
  • Support with early diagnosis of cerebral palsy
  • Support with information and access to intervention services and supports
Who can help

Our staff support parents and families of babies with cerebral palsy or at risk of cerebral palsy.

You can work with our:  

  • Assistive technology experts 
  • Occupational therapists  
  • Physiotherapists  
  • Speech pathologists  
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services are to meet the individual needs of babies and their families. 

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice 
Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits.

You can purchase supports using your:

  • Capacity Building budget 
    • Improved Daily Living  (15)

  • Capital Supports budget  
    • Assistive Technology (5) 

  • CPA Babies at Risk Program: A free short-term service provided by CPA, to children under 2 years of age, who have a diagnosis of, or are at risk of, Cerebral Palsy. Fundraising has made the program possible. The program aims to assist families in accessing NDIS funding. This service is in place until a NDIS plan is approved. Please contact CPA for information on what services are available under this short-term program.   

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