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SEND Family Connections


Support & Advice for Families

Support when you need it 

Parenting your neurodivergent or SEND child or young person can be challenging. It’s not meant to be done alone. You deserve and need support in order to fulfill your role and parental responsibilities, and stay calm in the process.

At SEND Family Connections, we aim to support you emotionally and bring practical solutions for your unique situation. Getting your child or young person ready to learn. Reducing their anxieties and frustrations. Boosting their confidence. Being consistent in your parenting. 

This is a natural, effective and sustainable approach which will last a life-time. 

We want your child or young person to feel safe, connected and confident. We want you all to enjoy family life together!

Our Consultancy Approach is based on a set of core beliefs:

  • You know your child best
  • Children learn best from their primary caretakers
  • Children learn best when they feel safe and connected
  • Parents/Carers are best placed to teach children in the context of the relationship and naturally in daily activities


All our services are available online  
Each session is followed by a mini-report 

Conditions we cover

We welcome referrals for the following reasons

We support families with children & young people with SEND and neurodivergent conditions which relates to their communication and social emotional mental health, including autistic spectrum conditions, developmental conditions, social learning conditions, and communication disorders

DIAGNOSES

SEND Family Connections supports families with children & young people with a variety of diagnoses and neurodivergent conditions NDC:

  • Developmental Language Disorder DLD 
  • Speech Language and Communication Needs SLCN
  • Social Communication Disorder/ ‘Social Learning’
  • Selective Mutism SM
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Conditions  ASD/ ASC
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance PDA
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity /Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD/ADD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome TS
  • Sensory Processing Disorder SPD
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder ODD
  • Highly Sensitive HS
  • Gifted
  • Developmental Trauma 
  • Trauma related to head injury
  • Dysfluency/ Stammering


PRESENTATIONS

SEND Family Connections supports families with children & young people with a variety of presentations:

  • understanding & expressing spoken language
  • functional use of language
  • mental health issues
  • aggression/ anxiety / fears / phobias 
  • clingy / obsessions / fixations
  • frustration/ temper tantrums/ meltdowns / panic
  • highly reactive/ sensitive
  • social challenges and isolation
  • attachment difficulties associated with Looked After Children LAC
  • sibling rivalry
  • bedtime/ sleep issues
  • eating issues
  • bullying issues
  • constipation / bed wetting related to anxiety
  • homework issues
  • need for control/ lack of cooperation/ defiance
  • poor self-regulation
  • school attendance and separation issues
  • self-harm
  • under-achieving at school
  • not respecting parental limits including use of social media
  • co-parenting with an ex-partner
  • breakdown of family dynamics/ power struggles
  • parental overwhelm/ loss of leadership


CONTACT

The best way to find out if what we offer is suitable for your specific situation is to contact us for a free initial conversation