Jul 31, 2017
The earlier you know what you’re dealing with the easier it is to seek out the right support and put in place the right plan. This is the opinion of Scarlett, mother to Edith. She believes her daughter Edith will achieve a great deal because her daughter has an in born desire to be independent. Edith's spirit is inspirational.
Scarlet and her husband swapped countries and swapped schools to give their daughter the best chance possible. Now, Edith has moved from a child who struggled in mainstream to a child that thrives in the appropriate school. The family were in Switzerland when Edith was diagnosed, and the intervention they got was early and very detailed and even today this is still impacting on her positive progress.
Scarlett talks about how she feels the meeting of milestones model is actually detrimental. She also provides some practical tips on how she helped her daughter to be able to do tasks requiring gross and fine motor skills.
Going at your child’s pace is essential as its helps build confidence and self-esteem, leading to a greater desire for independence. Finally, Scarlett reminds us that as parents/carers we need to believe in ourselves and believe in the great job we are doing.
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