Ticking off communication goals the key aim

Merriwa resident Caitlin Lenaghan with volunteers Suzi Brooke and Priscilla Jadzinski. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d409273
Merriwa resident Caitlin Lenaghan with volunteers Suzi Brooke and Priscilla Jadzinski. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d409273

Caitlin Lenaghan (12), who has cerebral palsy, joined the school holiday camp at Point Walter from October 9 to 13, where children who use augmentative and alternative communication aids received intense communication therapy.

Parents, carers and siblings also attended the camp, where volunteer speech pathologists and mentors helped them learn or fine-tune communication skills.

‘Motor Mouth camp is one of the really special weeks of the Variety year,’ Variety WA programs manager Phil Croot said.

‘Volunteers provide the support and guidance necessary to help kids with high needs achieve their communication goals.

‘It is a privilege to share the journey with these families, and to see the hope and change that comes out of this rewarding intensive program.’