Podcast Episode 15. 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 of 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, and 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 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 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 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 the great job we are doing.
[.30] – All about Scarlett, her daughter and family
[1.00] – The Swiss way
[2.00] – The benefits of an early diagnosis
[2.35] – Patience is the key and sometimes the system doesn’t help
[6.30] – Tips on modelling tasks that need gross and fine motor skills
[10.30] – Rising to the challenges with strength and spirit
[13.00] – The importance of self-esteem and going at your own pace
[15.00] – The quest for independence and building the skills needed
[17.00] – As a parent believe in yourself