Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a form of acquired brain injury which occurs in utero and manifests as a neurodevelopmental disorder.
Early childhood trauma has a profound impact on different levels of a child’s development and functioning, such as emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social, relational, physical and neurological.
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The Neurobehavioural framework underpins all the work that we do. It is the emotional shift made possible by understanding differently. The Neurobehavioural framework links brain function with behavioural symptoms – “neuro” refers to the physical aspect and “behavioural” to the presenting symptoms. Together, emphasizing the underlying physical cause of behaviours, to consciously consider behaviour from a brain-based perspective ().
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Parent Capacity and Capability (PCCA)
Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (CDBC).
Traumatic Brain Injury
FASTRAC - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Team Response Around the Child
FASD Caregiver Curriculum
TACTIC - Team Around the Child Trauma Informed Care
Tailored Learning Packages
Trauma And Attachment
Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions
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Koru-Specialist Services was founded to serve our vulnerable population. Our name and logo was inspired by our hope for new beginnings and the belief in the power of people. The koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. In pounamu carving the koru is said to represent new beginning, growth and regeneration. Koru-Specialist Services ensures timely access to high quality evidence based, client-focused specialist services. We aim to support collaboration and shared understanding between the team around the client in a culturally appropriate, flexible, safe and individualized manner. We are dedicated to hope, healing and growth of every client we serve.
"Ka hinga atu he tete-kura - ka hara-mai he tete-kura"-(As one fern frond dies - one is born to take it's place)