youth, children & adults with skills for positive change
Fiona has worked with children, youth and adults with additional needs, from a wide range of backgrounds for over 25 years. Whilst working as a Special Education teacher she became aware of the crucial role early intervention plays in addressing issues, such as anxiety and behavioural challenges. Fiona strongly believes that by bringing knowledge, experience and a belief that all people can succeed together, they can then be empowered to make positive and lasting change.
LEGO -Based Therapy
A social communication program that works by teaching the participant observation and adaptability skills rather than rote language or a checklist of social information. LEGO®-based therapy doesn’t aim to make a participant communicate more typically, but, instead, it gives the participant the tools to become more adaptable in their social activities.
Connecting through cooking
An inclusive social group helping to connect and develop social skills and interactions through cooking.
We will prepare, cook and share a mean together.
Friday afternoons during school terms
5:30 to 7.30pm
The Hall, behind St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Denision Street, Crookwell.
$20 Payment on the night. Costs may be claimable through the NDIS depending on how your package is set up.
My 17 year old daughter had a recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder - just before she was about to go overseas on a special program for a month. Fiona was fantastic - she helped us not only think about the unexpected diagnosis, but also helped plan strategies for my daughter to use while she was travelling. These practical ideas for how to reduce anxiety, self-monitor, avoid overstimulation and stay safe meant my daughter was able to manage herself well and enjoy her time away. I wouldn't have been able to come up with these solutions without Fiona's help.
Fiona listened carefully to our needs and was very understanding. She was very supportive as in the past we have been to so many doctors, therapists and other consultants who did not often give us the attention we needed. She was very professional and warm at the same time.