Improving relationships

  • Specialist behaviour and intervention supports to assist with improving relationships.
  • Assistance with helping careers to use strategies and follow routines.
  • Developing social skills to help with community interaction
  • Individualised social skill development
  • We can stay in the home and observe the current structures and routines and work with the client 1 on 1 to develop and implement positive structures and routines to decrease behaviours of concern. But to increase the independence in daily living working towards skill development to meet their individual goals.
  • Getting the individual to understand and then slowly introducing the family back into the new structures. With a system of upskilling the individual and stakeholders gradually decreases supports as skills improve and offering to recruit and train new supports as required to ensure consistency.
  • Offering support to all stakeholders with training in understanding and implementing the routine to replace previous negative systems. Working to have a consistent routine and a calmer environment with an emphasise on personalisation in relation to support and communication style.
  • Improving the family dynamics so that the parents and siblings can have a positive relationship with the client seeing past the behaviour of concern and seeing their wonderful unique personalities. Helping the parents to feel confident in implementing positive changes and structure and clear boundaries and allowing for the siblings to have a typical sibling relationship rather than career role.

Transitioning through different stages of life through skills development and understanding changes.

  • Home tasks – cooking and cleaning
  • Catching the bus to access the community, working towards independence.
  • Moving from Primary to high school
  • Transitioning to adulthood and ensuring that their life skills are embraced and improved now and for the future success.

Increased Social and Community Participation – activities that build independence and skills

We are not centre based but will have access to locations for cooking days, we are more out in the community and will meet centrally before going out as a group to head to different activities we do a fortnightly planned activities a week ahead of time

LIFE SKILLS

Cooking/ grocery shopping / budgeting: learning to cook healthy meals for single person and or family, from beginning to end Budgeting shopping prepping and cooking. Eating a meal cooked for lunch as well as extra’s to take home with instructions of how to reheat and store with food safety. Copy of steps and recipes to add to recipe book that they create as the weeks go on.

Types of meals would be stir fry etc, slices, toasty and basic pasta meals, recipes will be picked with assistance and feedback from what the clients want.

How to clean up washing and drying dishes and putting away.

Personal hygiene and grooming: right look for right day / activity e.g. what to wear to an interview, what to wear for different social events.

Travel training: How to take the bus; train; tram and to read a timetable; use a go card, top up ect, looking at time management to make sure that have enough time to get to destination in right time.

Life discussions: guest speakers to look at internet safety; friendships; relationships discussions and activities as well as take how resources, understanding your rights and been safe, advocating for yourself.

Animal interactions: Visiting different locations to spend time with animals; wildlife parks, shelters and other animal reactions, equine therapy

Communication: learning how to communicate in different scenarios using your communication style to build upon to make sure you can be understand and be able to communicate with others around you. (key sign (Makaton), Proloquo, board maker, gestures and verbal communication – or working with you to understand your communication style so that you can be involved and understood in all aspects of your day.

Art and culture: Visiting and attending different craft activities as well as cultural locations; such as painting classes, visiting art gallery, Aboriginal centre, other multi cultural events.

Social club: attending movies; café’s, picnics evenings out; dinner, sporting events, concerts if over 18 the pub or night clubs ect

Sporting / exercise: swimming; walking; hikes and attending others sports (this depends on the group and what they want to do)

Employment: 1:1 handing out resume’s to cafes ect working towards gaining employment and or volunteer work, support until you feel comfortable and work on a plan to reduce so that you can feel comfortable to do the job.

Off site support – phone service

  • Help to talk through situations and give ideas while going through implementing routines and changes.
  • Charged at 15 minute intervals depending on the individual plan, or problem been reported e.g capacity building, daily living or core supports.

Example: unable to get child to go to sleep  – debrief and give strategies this would be daily living or core supports depending on plan

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