Alicia, along with her twin sister Shauna, attend Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy at Sensational Kids in Claremorris. Occupational Therapist, Kinza Tabssum works with Alicia and says: “Alicia is a lovely, ten-year-old girl who comes to occupational therapy to work on self-regulation and self-care skills. Intervention focuses on therapeutic engagement and calming sensory experiences to support regulation. Fine motor activities and activities that involve bilateral coordination are also incorporated to work on the underlying skills required for self-care activities like buttoning and tying shoelaces. Since starting occupational therapy, Alicia’s family have seen improvements in attention, regulation and self-care skills. I love my job and getting to work with amazing children like Alicia.”

 

Alicia’s story is part of a project entitled #SensationalFamiles.  The project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund, with the aim of shining a light on the impact of social enterprises like Sensational Kids.  A social enterprise is a business that works primarily to improve the lives of people. The business of social enterprise is social good. Sensational Kids exists only to provide subsidised therapy supports to children of all abilities including those with additional needs.