At RIDBC, Adiely attends individual and group sessions. The groups allow Sarah to meet other parents on similar journeys.
Sarah said, “The groups are very helpful. Speaking to other parents is always comforting and we help each other along the way. I feel at ease when I speak with them.”
For individual early intervention sessions Adiely sees RIDBC Speech Pathologist, Andja Curcic.
“We are really supported by Andja, she is a really great speech pathologist and has a great relationship with Adiely, who looks forward to his sessions with her. He knows Monday is the day he gets to see ‘Aunty’ Andja,” Sarah said.
Andja incorporates games in her sessions to develop Adiely’s speech and language, something that can be replicated in everyday environments in the family home.
“Adiely is showing excellent progress with his speech and language goals and has started communicating with more confidence. Mum Sarah is great at implementing goals and strategies used within the sessions at home which is making a big difference in Adiely’s overall communication.”
Adiely also plays an important role at home as big brother to his baby sister, Avianna.