Key Worker Model Supports Cody to Kick Goals
Cody is a seven-year-old who lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His aim was to improve communication, express ...
Meet brothers Damien and Bruce . Like many children their age, they enjoy playing games and playing outdoors. They are both Autistic and often find it challenging to connect meaningfully with their peers and successfully manage their daily routines.
Damien and Bruce started their journey with Everyday Independence for support with their goal of following a structured morning routine more independently and with less prompting. They also wanted to enjoy playing alongside each other and socialising with peers at school, hoping to develop friendships and enjoy their time more while there.
Georgia, their speech pathologist, and Eden, their occupational therapist, began working with the boys and their parents around family member roles, communicating with others, and managing their time, especially around the tricky school morning run.
After a few weeks, Everyday Independence habit coach, Lachlan, came on board to further assist the family with their routines and time management. He brought the tools to set the family up for success and make mornings fun again! These tools included visual routine trackers and charts to help make the boys aware of their responsibilities, tasks, and activities – they were a hit!
Both boys are making great progress with their routines and reached an awesome milestone. They were awarded ‘Student of the Week’ by their school to recognise their hard work and on-time arrival all week long! What an achievement!
Damien and Bruce were so excited to tell Eden, Georgia and Lachlan when they saw them, and the team were equally proud of the efforts and work put in by everyone involved, but especially the boys.
When asked to describe their experience working with Damien and Bruce, our team summed it up perfectly with ‘deserving’ and ‘fun’!
We can’t wait to see what comes next for Damien, Bruce, and their family.