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Paving the Way

Early intervention for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge

What You Said About the Paving the Way Website

Vivien Cooper, Mum to Daniel and Chief Executive of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation posted on 07/06/17

Thank you to everyone who filled in the survey about the Paving the Way website.  We have produced a report of the findings which will help to inform the future development of the website.

When Daniel was little, we were desperate for information – and it was really hard to find. We wanted to know what to expect, what would help, who could help – and what was possible. The Paving the Way website aims to be a source of evidence based, practical information – because families (and professionals) still need that information. Getting the right information and support at an early age can make a huge difference, and can change lives.

I am pleased to say that the Paving the Way site is certainly reaching more families (as well as professionals) with around 11,000 visitors and 35,000 visits since its launch.

The majority of people using the site were able to find what they were looking for and found the website either useful or very useful.   Most visitors learnt something new about support for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours are described as challenging.  People said the things they liked most about the website were the ‘learning from families’ section and the resources. The following words were used to describe the website:

Word cloud from the website survey

There were also some good suggestions for improvements to the website, including the need to ensure visitors are aware of all the resources produced by the Paving the Way project.  We have produced a simple resource list in response to that point and will be using social media and email updates to signpost useful resources in future.

Thanks again for all your comments – we want this to be a useful and user-friendly site that helps and promotes  early intervention for children.


Paving the Way Website Evaluation Report

List of Resources Developed by Paving the Way

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