Children and Families

working with children

Understanding Learning and Behavioural Challenges

Rosalind offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to achieving positive learning and behavioural outcomes by developing sensory processing and motor coordination skills in a gentle, supportive environment.

Does your child have signs of any of the following behaviours?

  • Symptoms, or a diagnosis, of autism, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia or other disorders
  • Signs of anxiety and/or depression
  • Trouble with reading, writing, spelling and/or maths,
  • Awkward pencil grip, poor handwriting
  • Frustration, anxiety, blames others
  • Difficulties forming close friendships,
  • Poor verbal and/or written expression
  • Compulsive talking, hyperactivity
  • Restlessness, fidgeting, poor concentration, easily distracted
  • Clumsiness, accident prone
  • Poor self esteem, shutdown, extreme shyness, daydreaming
  • Trouble thinking things through, poor organisational skills
  • Appears not to hear spoken instructions

Getting Started

Having a child with learning and behavioural difficulties can be distressing for the whole family, so the first step will be to meet with you, the parents, to have a chat about your child’s issues, and the impact this is having on family life. Rosalind will discuss options, and together you can determine the best way to help your child.

Options

Depending on your goals, Rosalind offers several options:

  • Individual Counselling Sessions to address areas of immediate concern. This may include a discussion of issues underlying the behaviours, and suggestions for helping you and your child in the short term.
  • Sensory Motor Development Assessment, to identify gaps immaturities in your child’s early development that are contributing to learning and/or behavioural challenges. Includes a comprehensive listening (auditory processing) assessment.
  • Individual Listening Program to address difficulties with coordination, balance, social skills, learning, memory, reading, auditory sensitivities, auditory processing, maintaining focus and concentration.
  • Circle of Security parenting support classes which can be offered individually or as part of a group. This internationally recognised parenting program is designed to help build family relationships, by developing an understanding your child’s needs, and with the goal of enhancing secure attachment.
  • Understanding Behaviours free group sessions offered regularly for parents and carers, aimed at helping you to understand the “why” behind behaviours, and what you can do to help your children

NDIS Participants – if you have funding for Capacity Building and are self-managed or plan-managed, the above programs may be available as part of your plan.

Years of Experience

Rosalind is a PACFA accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist and long-term resident of Moruya, on the south coast of New South Wales. An empathic and compassionate listener she will respect your need for safety, trust and confidentiality in the therapeutic relationship.

Rosalind brings to therapy the depth of understanding that comes from lived experience.