How your child behaves

Behaviour heading

Let’s yarn about behaving...

What have you noticed about how your child behaves with family, at school and in the community?

Does your child:

  • like to do the same thing over and over?
  • have trouble with change?
  • need to follow a routine?
  • rock, flap hands or walk on tip toes?
  • play with toys in different ways to other children e.g. spinning wheels or lining up toys?

If you answered yes to some or all of these questions this may mean your child:

  • misses out on learning new things
  • feels upset or worried when things change
  • finds it hard to join in
  • hurts themselves or others accidentally
  • damages their things or other people’s things accidentally

If your child behaves like this, you could try:

  • visuals – pictures or words on cards that help to explain ideas
  • teaching them something new with their favourite thing
  • talking to them about changes before they happen
  • offering your child some choices
  • teaching them a routine with timeframes

If you are concerned about your child’s development see your doctor or go to a child health centre. DON’T ‘wait and see’. ACT NOW.

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