Mickey has always loved music. He always claps his hands and dances during his music sessions.
He is now learning to play the guitar. Mickey smiles when he uses his fingers to make sounds. This activity is an ongoing process. He concentrates for long periods whilst strumming the strings on the guitar. This has a positive impact on his personal development.
The Church that I and my son attends closed April 2020 due to the pandemic.
Mickey had a lot of indoor activities- Cooking, Baking, Gardening, Bowling, Arts and Crafts. However during the first few weeks, he would get agitated and look out the window in expectation for the transport that would take him to church.
Michael was informed that the church was temporarily closed, and he would be able to resume his weekly church meetings, as soon as Covid 19 was under control.
Fortunately, for the past three weeks, My son has resumed his church services.
He is very happy. Michael has attended his church since February 2013. He has been a Church Member since September 2015.
The Church has had a positive impact on his Spiritual and Social development.
When My son was younger, I had to constantly hold his hand, when we were out in the community, Due to his hyperactivity disorder
This condition caused him to walk and run very fast. He was also uncoordinated, which meant that he would bump into pedestrians on the pavement.
Due to perserverance, and consistency, he is now coordinated, and walks independently.
Michael from time to time, will increase his speed when he sees food shops, and restaurants. My son associates these stores with getting treats.
I am teaching him, that it is not every time we pass restaurants, and grocery stores, I’m going to purchase Items for him. Its a gradual process. However, it’s nice that we can go out in the community, without the constant fear of him running away.