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Professors Rudi Dallos and Arlene Vetere discuss Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT).
Recognised for its academic quality, relevance and international reputation of presenters, this conference built on 2011’s Year of Communication and re-inforced both the importance for children and young people to develop good communication skills as well as the necessity to strengthen provision for those with speech, language and communication problems.
At first it can appear a simple task to work with families to write a behaviour support plan for their child. Initially a model is selected with a good evidence base, then collaboration occurs, and perhaps some initial support in implementation and finally the benefits can be seen. But is it that simple? As clinicians working which children with a learning disability and challenging behaviour, we have recently reflected within our reflective practice group how to try and enhance this experience to produce better outcomes for the children and young people and their families with whom we work. This article will outline one way in which we are trying to develop this work.
Within this article we aim to outline and define the different terms used, describe briefly how different assessments are done and suggest that profiling a child’s strengths and areas of difficulty framed within a developmental context, is a helpful model.