The children of 7 lucky families will receive therapy that will help make a real difference to their future learning and development. Kids Are Kids! Therapy and Education Centre, together with The APEX Club of Perth recently awarded a limited number of scholarships to children who will greatly benefit from therapy.
The children and their families have selected to receive Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy by experienced Therapists at Kids Are Kids!. The therapy will help children with learning and developmental delays to reach their potential in everyday circumstances and provide support to the family so that they can embrace the therapy strategies to continue therapy in the home and school environment.
Kids Are Kids! has awarded The Claire Gray Service To Families Gold Scholarship valued at $2,000 and six APEX Club of Perth Silver Scholarships valued at $1,500.
Karen McCagh, parent of 6 year old Liam is ecstatic about the scholarship. Liam has been receiving therapy at Kids Are Kids! for over 5 years, but now with him being school-age he doesn’t qualify for the KidStart program. “The scholarship means he can get the Speech and Occupational Therapy he needs and our family can enjoy some financial flexibility. The difference to our lives has been so significant, Liam really enjoys the therapy at Kids Are Kids!. As a parent I benefit from the guidance and direction the team provide, I can understand what Liam is capable of and what milestones we can help him achieve”. Liam is diagnosed with Intellectual Delay, Epilepsy and Tuberous Sclerosis.
Kids Are Kids! CEO, Jane Barker said “I am delighted to announce the recipients of the 2014 Therapy Scholarships. The Silver Scholarships would not be possible without the continued support of the APEX Club of Perth and I would like to thank APEX most sincerely for their generosity and important contribution. Congratulations to all our successful Scholarship families”.
Initially diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay, Lucas has been reassessed and now requires speech therapy and occupational therapy only. The individually tailored therapy plan involving will help 6 year old Lucas catch up to his peers and his mother says the scholarship and help that Kids Are Kids! has provided over the years has been life changing. “Lucas used to be the quiet little boy who would sit only on my lap, now he wants to socialise and interact, his skills at school are improving and we’ve been told that without the help from Kids Are Kids! he wouldn’t be where he is today” said mother Kim Manser.
The scholarships provide 16 hours of therapy for a Gold Scholarship and 12 hours for a Silver Scholarship. Scholarship services will be provided over the next few months with funds to be utilised by 30 June 2014. Kids are Kids! provides therapy assessment and intervention to children of all levels of disability or delay. Their services include Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Clinical Psychology, a specialists’ referral is not always necessary.