My name is Debbie and I have a passion for music and one of my goals is to become more independent. As part of my weekly activities, I attend a music program that involves exploring and learning about singing popular songs and percussion instruments with a professional music teacher and singer, Paul.
After the music session, I participate in a cooking program. Here I have a choice as to what I would like to cook for my family for dinner. With the encouragement and support of Ryan, my support worker, I look at recipes and methods of cooking. My program involves writing a shopping list and buying ingredients at the shop; food preparation; using utensils, the microwave and oven; and cleaning up after the cooking. I have developed skills in food preparation and like to chop up the ingredients into small pieces. My dad and Jen looks forward to my cooking each Thursday and they says my meals are delicious.
Another goal of mine is to extend my literacy and numeracy skills. I have been building these skills through a range of literacy and numeracy Apps on my iPad. I receive weekly tuition from a staff member and I like writing stories and love the challenge of exploring different spelling programs on the iPad.