Q: Do I need a referral from a psychologist, GP, other health professional or school?
A: No referral is necessary, however providing any reports from your child's allied health team or school will be helpful as we work together to develop the best program for your child. Best Behaved Kids is happy to work in collaboration with your other service providers and professionals to help provide a consistent team approach.
Q: Does my child need to have a diagnosed disability?
A: No. Sometimes parents need extra guidance and support regardless of whether your child has been diagnosed with a disability.
Q: Can you work with my child's NDIS package?
A: Yes. Best Behaved Kids can work with clients who self manage their NDIS package or who are Plan Managed. We are a registered company with an ABN.
Our fees are fully aligned with NDIS recommended fee schedule. We are registered as a Provider for NDIS managed clients under Early Childhood early Intervention (ECEI) . We work with self-managed NDIS clients, Plan Managed clients and with private clients.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment?
A: Yes. You can make an appointment either by emailing us at email@example.com or calling 0490 762 780
Q: Do you have 'mobile' appointments?
A: Yes. Parents and carers often find that they are involved in so many appointments and activities for their child that they appreciate the convenience of an appointment in their home, at the local library or at a local coffee shop - and at a convenient time to suit them. We can also conduct appointments in our office setting. We are based in Newcastle and service the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Port Stephens and Hunter regions. Please note that appointments where travel is greater than 30km from Newcastle CBD do incur a fee for travel. See our Terms & Conditions page for more.
Q: Will you work with children on a one-to one basis (1:1) in my home setting?
A: Yes. At Best Behaved Kids we believe it is best to practice new skills in the environment they will be used. We are available to do 1:1 Behaviour Support with you and your child in your home. We also conduct Social Skills, Behaviour Intervention and Emotion Regulation sessions at school.
Q: Will my child enjoy the sessions?
A: Seeing children truly engaged and learning new skills is important to us. Our programs are fun, play filled and interactive. We incorporate art, drama, literature, science, games, music, movement and mindfulness. Children enjoy the sessions and are eager to attend. From our very first meeting, the feedback we receive from children and parents is always positive. Parents are keen to engage our services and report that their child feels comfortable, secure, engaged and at ease.
Q: If my child needs further support with social skills or behaviour, can they complete another program?
A: Yes. Best Behaved Kids offers an introductory program plus follow up programs which may be attended at any stage after completing our BEST BE Cool or our BEST BE Friendly courses. Children will experience a new program delivered in a fun way to maintain their excitement and eagerness to learn even more new skills.
Behaviour Support sessions can be ongoing or on a needs basis.
Q: What ages do you cater for?
A: Our main age group is between 4 and 13 years. We understand that some older children may work well with the services we offer including anxiety support and social skills. We do have clients who are in their teens and we conduct social emotional learning sessions with these children. We make our decision about older children on a case by case basis depending on recommendations from specialists, teachers, parents etc. If you have a teen who requires social skills support, please call us to see whether we can help.
Your further questions are welcome. Please feel free to call or email us.
M: 0490 762 780