We offer a range of coordinated and integrated specialist services, aimed at supporting each person’s unique and individual needs.

Our Behaviour Support team

Our Behaviour Support team works with people and alongside parents/caregivers and staff to:

  • Conduct assessments related to the need for behavioural interventions
  • Develop and implement strategies to help manage challenging behaviours
  • Monitor and regularly review behaviour support strategies
  • Identify and work towards achieving meaningful goals
  • Help parents/caregivers develop the skills to effectively manage challenging behaviours
  • Build relationships with other professionals and providers in the disability community
  • Provide training and support across all our regions and services

The Behaviour Support Team is currently adapting its practice towards a more proactive approach, using Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) practices.

PBS is an effective and ethical way of supporting people with an overall goal of improving quality of life, by focusing on the environmental and social factors which are key to a person’s wellbeing.

While the Team still provides support to individuals who have behaviour(s) of concern, their adapted, proactive focus involves working intensively with staff teams on training, coaching, problem-solving and support in the implementation of communication and behaviour plans.

Our Speech-Language team

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Our Speech and Language team works with people and alongside parents/caregivers and staff to:

  • Conduct assessments in relation to people’s speech, language and feeding/dysphagia needs
  • Develop and implement strategies to help manage these needs and desired outcomes
  • Monitor and regularly review the impact and ongoing success of these strategies
  • Identify and work towards achieving meaningful communication goals
  • Help parents/caregivers develop the skills to effectively manage speech, language and feeding/dysphagia difficulties
  • Build relationships with other professionals and providers in the disability community
  • Provide training and support across all our regions and services

Our Clinical, Health and Ageing team

Our Clinical, Health and Ageing team works with people and alongside parents/caregivers and staff to:

  • Conduct regular assessments of people’s health and medication needs through our Comprehensive Health Assessment Programme
  • Partner with DHBs and tertiary institutions in pursuit of better health outcomes for the people we support
  • Develop and implement strategies to help manage these needs and desired outcomes
  • Monitor and regularly review the impact and ongoing success of these strategies
  • Identify and work towards achieving meaningful health improvement and medication management
  • Help parents/caregivers develop the skills to effectively manage speech, language and feeding/dysphagia difficulties
  • Build relationships with other professionals and providers in the health and disability communities
  • Provide training and support across all our regions and services

Call us today on 09 634 3790 to find out more about our Specialist support.