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Te Whanau Kotahi

Provides occupational therapy and psychological developmental assessments for about 220 children with challenging behaviour each year; six to eight months delay

Paediatric Specialist Assessment (Bay of Plenty DHB)

Provides paediatric assessments to determine physical health ordisability factors in challenging behaviour; at least a quarter of the paediatric cases involve children with behavioural disorders; two to three months delay

Support Net (Bay of Plenty DHB)

Assesses and funds support needs for about 40 families a year whose children have behaviour difficulties linked to a recognised disability, eg autism

Learning support – school-based services for children whose behaviour is causing disruptions to their learning and the learning of others

Resource teachers for learning and behaviour (RTLBs)

27 RTLBs work in cluster groups across 38 Tauranga schools to provide classroom and other support for children with behaviour problems

James Family

Provides Social Workers in Schools (SWIS); they are based in low-decile schools and work with families of children who have learning difficulties; often includes children with behavioural difficulties

Te Turinga Whanau

Provides alternative education by correspondence school in a supportive setting (supervised by a youth worker) for six 13-16 year-old children who have been excluded from school

Correspondence School

Increasingly provides education for children unable to be catered for in the mainstream system; although some of these children are supervised in organisational environments, most rely on home supervision

City Life Church

Provides children excluded from school with alternative education/correspondence school in a supportive setting called Tauranga Youth Academy

Student Support Officer (Ministry of Education)

Works with principals and families to ensure all children get the education they are entitled to

Specific needs – these agencies work with families whose children have been identified with a specific behavioural disorder

Autism New Zealand

Provides peer support, education and advocacy for children diagnosed with one of the autism spectrum disorders; works with 180 families across the Bay of Plenty from a base in Tauranga

ADHD Association

Provides peer support, education and advocacy for families whose children have been identified as having attention deficit disorders; provides some informal respite care

ADDvocate

Provides peer support, education and advocacy for families whose children have been identified as having attention deficit disorders

CCS

Works with families whose children have physical disabilities; sometimes includes behavioural issues

Idea – IHC Family and Whanau Services

Works with families whose children have intellectual disabilities; sometimes includes behavioural issues

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