Hearing from families makes our work at bibic so rewarding! And we never forget where we get our inspiration from, which is why we thought we'd share some of their feedback on the bibic programme with you. Names have been changed to preserve confidentiality:
Assessments at the National Assessment Centre
"I can’t say thank you enough for the time spent and the understanding and explanations of Andrea's needs, it like someone has at last put a brighter light bulb in a rather dim room"
Mike & Sue
"Dan is doing really fantastic, he has developed so much over the last few months. He has become a complete chatter box, he never stops talking, and his vocabulary is increasing at a tremendous rate. He responds well to all the tips you gave me such as; ensuring I have his attention before talking to him; talking in short phrases so I don't overload him; and the use of specific praise.
All the literature you have sent me has been passed on to school. They were already using most of it, but it has given them some new ideas too. He has started to read and write at school and they are very pleased with him. He is growing all the time in confidence at school and is far more prepared to try new things. I get regular homework from school to enhance what they are trying to do with him.
Dan is doing lots of crawling/obstacle course games using his tunnel and things around the house or racing his cars/trains on the floor. Dan is loving his music, whether it be playing the guitars or piano or listening to the CDs you have sent. He is singing many more of the words to his favourite songs, I was lucky a few months ago if he sang the "oh's" in jingle bells.
He tolerates all the sensory stuff we do rather than enjoying it but he doesn't complain too much. I've introduced a few things without him really noticing such as the use of rough and smooth bath things/towels.
His memory is even more fabulous than before, but I suppose I am comparing it to mine :o) He has virtually memorised entire books and episodes of some of his favourite programmes such as "Total Wipeout" or "Top Gear". Now the weather has improved slightly, we are hoping to put up the trampoline this weekend :o)"
Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation
"Bradley really surprised us last weekend by coming to a firework display with us.
In previous years he has not even wanted to stay indoors at our house as the display is just up the road and the noise indoors has been distressing for him. This year he announced that he wanted to come to the display rather than staying at Granny's house.
He wore his ear defenders but the bangs were so loud and so close he still mentioned how loud the noise was. We were expecting tears and an early departure, instead we got laughter and excitement".
Karen, W Midlands
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of your team who came down to Birmingham on the 24th October for the assessments .I would like to especially thank Kate (sorry but I do not know the ladies last name) who worked with my daughter.She made her feel safe and confident when working with her and was friendly and helpful when she spoke to us.
I was amazed by how much information we recieved on the day from the tests that my daughter under took and look forward to recieving the report. I will also be taking her to a behavioural opthamologist as suggested by yourselves and forward any findings to you as well using some of the other ideas you gave us to help with her sensory issues .
My daughter was only diagnosed last November I am only just accepting this and so I think me and my husband are still learning and trying to understand what this means for her and what we can do to make life easier for her.
My Daughter actually said yesterday that she "can't wait until she goes back to that place again and doesn't mind who she works with" this is great to hear and just goes to show what an enjoyable and friendly experience it was for her" .
Ruth & Wayne
"I would just like to say a HUGE thank you for providing funding for bibic outreach in the West Midlands.
I was lucky enough to stumble upon an advert for bibic in a Contact A Family (which I believe also receives Big Lottery Funding – thanks again!!) publication.
The difference the fantastic Outreach Worker has made to our lives is amazing and we have only just started to receive input from bibic – it truly is like a breath of fresh air to receive such support, the therapy plan that has been put in for my son who has Developmental Co-ordination Disorder is understandable, achievable and more importantly works. It also gives me the confidence, knowing that I am helping my son to by best ability to develop strategies to improve life for him. In the short few months we have had this help my son has learnt to ride a bike, his behaviour has greatly improved, aswell as his co-ordination and for the first time today he confidently completed his homework and asked for more!!
I wish there were more ‘Kylie’s’ available to more families as bibic are truly making a huge difference to people’s lives – I shudder to think of how things would be if I had not seen that advert in Contact A Family newsletter,
A BIG thank you to Big LOTTERY Funding"
Caroline, W Midlands
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