Tracey speaks up for herself
Tracey’s determination, combined with Identitywa staff’s creativity, commitment and encouragement have resulted in her speaking for the first time in years.
“Tracey had not spoken since she was a child,” explains House Senior, Jenny. “Over the past three years, we have assisted her to identify the goals that are important to her.
“Improving her communication skills and developing her vocabulary are two of the goals she has set herself.
“We have been working closely with our speech therapist so we can assist Tracey to increase her vocabulary each day. She now has a number of words and sentences including…what are we doing today?” laughs Jenny.
Identitywa’s Executive Manager Services, Lee-Anne Brenssell, is delighted with the team approach to Tracey’s support, and of course, the life-changing outcome for Tracey.
“This has been a monumental change in Tracey’s life,” said Lee-Anne.
“The staff are a fantastic example of achieving outstanding results from a consistent approach, using active support principles, to encourage independence. They have worked closely with our allied health team, thinking of creative ways to support Tracey in achieving her goals,” said Lee-Anne.
House Senior, Jenny, said that Tracey has been wonderful in her openness to making positive changes in her everyday life.
“It has been an absolute joy for all of us to watch how her life is changing for the better!” said Jenny.
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
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