We’re here to help support your child develop their daily living skills, this could include all sorts of activities such as eating, getting dressed, helping around the home, participating at school and many more.

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Everyday skills
Younger children (0-8 year olds)
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We’re here to help support your child develop their daily living skills, this could include all sorts of activities such as eating, getting dressed, taking a bath, going to the toilet and many more.

Each child will have different things they need to learn. One child may need to learn to bathe independently, while another may need help feeling comfortable and safe when being washed by someone else. We’ll make a plan with you to help develop whichever skills will help your child and family the most.

For example, we can help your child with:

  • walking
  • talking
  • eating
  • going to the bathroom
  • bathing
  • getting dressed
  • feeling comfortable in new environments

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Lachlan’s Story

Lachlan was four and had been diagnosed with autism 12 months earlier when his mum Helen came to us for support.

Helen needed help with some of their daily routines such as meal times and getting dressed which had become increasingly difficult in recent months.

The key worker sat down with Helen to find out what Lachlan’s immediate needs were as well as his interests including what would motivate him. From this, the key worker developed a visual schedule for Lachlan, which demonstrated a routine, explained what was expected and showed what would come next.

Lachlan’s key worker continued to visit regularly over the next few months, and found that he responded well to instructions when tasks were broken down into little steps. Over time, Helen was able to teach Lachlan to feed himself independently and get excited about choosing his wardrobe.

The key worker also helped Helen with some strategies so that getting out the door for outings wasn’t as daunting as it was before.

Call us on 1300 831 445 or Get in touch

Older children (9 and older)
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This may include everyday skills for talking, exercising, socialising, helping around the home, participating at school, doing homework and many more.

Each child will have different things they need to learn. For example, one child may need to learn to focus and do their homework independently, while another may need help feeling comfortable socialising with other children. We’ll make a plan with you to help develop whichever skills will help your child and family the most.

For example, we can help your child with:

  • getting dressed for school
  • talking to new people
  • communicating their needs
  • writing
  • doing their homework
  • participating in sport
  • we can also help support your child’s teacher so they know how to best make your child feel comfortable

Call us on 1300 831 445 or Get in touch

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Noah’s Story

Noah is 9 and has an intellectual disability which causes him to have trouble communicating. His mum Lisa came to us for support to help Noah feel confident talking. Noah has been finding it hard to socialise at school because he has trouble getting his words out. He’s self-conscious so he avoids eye contact with teachers and the other kids.

Noah’s key worker sat down with Lisa and Noah and together they worked out some goals. They came up with an individual learning plan so Noah could reach his goals.

Noah’s key worker continued to visit the family regularly over the next few months. They worked out that Noah’s speech improved the most when his key worker and mum worked with him in a calm way with easy to follow activities and regular repetition. We also worked with Noah’s teacher to provide her with new skills and techniques to include Noah in class conversations and make him feel comfortable.

As his speech started to improve, Noah’s confidence skyrocketed. Noah’s key worker worked closely with Lisa too, giving her additional skills so she could keep teaching Noah every day.

Over time, Noah’s speech has improved a lot – he’s communicating his needs to his family, he’s engaging with his teachers and he’s making friends at school.

Call us on 1300 831 445