Aimee makes links with shapes

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Student Aimee
Age 18
School Secondary

Aimee attends a special education needs school. She has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her anxiety can be a real hurdle to learning.

With clear routines and expectations in a calm environment, Aimee’s confidence has grown. Aimee’s reading recovery level has progressed from 16 to 20 since 2006. The need for one–to-one attention during concentrated work time in the past has now given way to Aimee’s ability to work without supervision. Shapes are part of the curriculum and it is hoped that in everyday contexts (e.g. shopping, at a party) Aimee may be able to use this skill to identify objects and communicate needs.