Behaviour, emotions and coping

School age children with cerebral palsy experience behaviour and mental health challenges

These challenges can increase with change, such as starting a new school or puberty. Providing support during these challenges can help your child to feel better. Children who feel good about themselves are more able to take part in life, have happy relationships, and manage challenges. If children enjoy what they are doing it is more likely they will participate in life’s activities. This benefits their physical and emotional development. Reducing environmental barriers, which can include negative or non-supportive attitudes, can also help your child participate more in life.

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
  • Building social and emotional skills
  • Sports and recreation
  • Support with information and access to age and need appropriate intervention services and supports
  • Support with understanding cerebral palsy and changing needs
  • Transitioning to high school
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff are experts in supporting school age children and their families.

You can work with our:  

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

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of school aged children and their families. 

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or camps, outings and intensives
  • Or via Telepractice 

Small group session may be recommended. Groups can be attended in person 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)
    • Increased social and community participation (9)
    • Improved relationships (11)

  • Capital Supports budget  
    • Assistive Technology (5)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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