GPP - Trauma-aware and trauma-informed practice: Working with families of children with a disability /difficulty
The term ‘trauma’ is used to represent the broad range of traumatic, abusive or neglectful experiences that people can experience or be subjected to during their lives.
Traumatic events have been defined as “an event, a series of events or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening”.
This Good Practice Points resource (GPP) will look at the specific trauma that families with children with learning
disabilities have and how they can be supported.
PT - Looking after yourself when your child’s behaviour is difficult to understand
When a child’s behaviour is difficult to understand, this can be really hard
for all those involved in their care. It is really important that we look after
ourselves to help us look after our families.
GPP – Supporting children with Down’s syndrome and their families
This Good Practice Point sets out what health visitors need to know about Supporting children with Down’s syndrome and their families. It provides up-to-date evidence and references.
GPP – Supporting children with Down’s syndrome: growth, feeding and development
This Good Practice Point sets out what health visitors need to know about Supporting children with Down’s syndrome: growth, feeding and development. It provides up-to-date evidence and references.
GPP – Supporting families with pre-school children to promote their SLC development when there are signs of autism or learning difficulties
One of the key aims of the Healthy Child Programme (2009) is to support ‘school readiness’, which includes the early identification of children showing signs of developmental delay and those who would benefit from early intervention. Speech, language and communication (SLC) skills are a core part of this and the promotion and review of these skills should be a part of every health visitor contact.
GPP – Supporting children on the autism spectrum and their families
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.
GPP – Transition to School for Children with Complex Health Needs /Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The key to a successful start at school, for children with complex health needs / SEND, lies in partnership working during preparation, transition and follow up.
PT – Using positive statements to guide our children
It can sometimes be hard for parents/carers of children with autism to understand and support their child’s behaviour. This can be frustrating for both the parents/carers and the child. This parent tip offers some simple strategies to support parents/carers to communicate what they would like their child to do.
GPP – Understanding behaviour to support the sensory needs of children with autism
Behaviour, even when it appears different, is always about meeting a need. Everything we do is driven by our needs, which are common to all adults and children. People and children with autism have some additional needs. By understanding underlying behaviours, we can support children to explore their potential and to have their needs met in a different way if their behaviour is harmful or challenging.
PT – Supporting sleep habits in children with additional needs
It is estimated that over 80% of children with additional needs also have a sleep issue. This Parent Tips resource offers some ideas to help you to understand why your child may be having
trouble with sleep and to identify some positive approaches to try.
GPP – Understanding sleep issues in children with additional needs
These Good Practice Points set out what health visitors need to know on understanding sleep issues in children with additional needs.