ABA Behavior Management

Early Intervention Behaviour Support

Niamh McHugh provides children and their families access to a range of supports which includes Early Intervention Therapy.  Niamh has over 20 years experience working with children and their families.

Niamh also provides Training support to Teachers and SNA’s and further support staff.

Niamh also provides Training to Clinicians such as SLT’s as she is fully trained in PECS.

What does her sessions invovle ?

  • Assessment of child’s current skills and difficulties
  • Setting goals and objectives
  • Teaching the ‘target skills’
  • Measuring the ‘target’ skill to evaluate individual progress
  • Make changes as needed

Children can be taught new skills using a range of techniques, which include, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Sign language, Natural Environment Teaching (NET) and Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT).

The main objective of direct 1:1 therapy interventions is to help children acquire new skills based on individualised plans by breaking skills down into small manageable steps.
Some of the targets during 1:1 sessions include:

  • Joint attention,
  • Imitation,
  • Receptive language,
  • Expressive language,
  • Social skills/social play,
  • Visual perception
  • Early academics.

Niamh has a passion for helping non-verbal children find their voice to communicate and interact, using vocal speech or other forms of communication and she is fully trained in PECS (Picture exchange communication system). Niamh provides behaviour support to teachers and parents to help cope and manage challenging behaviour.

Identifying the function of behaviour allows us to implement appropriate interventions to reduce challenging behaviours.

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