Improving Life Outcomes sets out to do just that “Improve Life Outcomes”.
In an ideal world, everyone would reach their full potential
Improving Life Outcomes was launched in 2017. Previously known as DottyWobble the name change is more aligned with what the organisation is all about. It still provides the same great products and services while growing to offer much more.
It all started in 2012 when Angela Stanfield started getting requests from parents and teachers for the resources and communication system she was making for her own autistic son. Angela’s son was diagnosed just after he turned 3yrs old. His lack of developing language skills as a toddler was the most obvious sign that he might be taking a different path to development although there were other clues. Once Angela started a visual communication system with her son and started seeing results she turned her attention to making all manner of resources with to help her son not only with his language skills but with his routines, behaviours, learning and anxieties. By the time he started at this local mainstream school he could follow a work schedule, write his name, knew his alphabet, numbers 1-10, basic colours and draw a stick figure. Although her son has some funding he does not have a full-time teacher aide. Angela worked closely with the school spending many hours in the classroom helping not only her son but other children as well. From this Angela created more resources, helping all the children in the classroom whether they had special needs, learning difficulties or not. Years on these are still in use in these classrooms.
Angela’s son continues to make progress as he develops and Angela still helps out at school by providing resources that suit her son’s style and stage of learning. Angela still helps out as a teacher aide from time to time with other children in other classes. There are some things her son can do well and other things that are challenging but with Angela’s support and the accepting supportive nature of his school, Angela’s son is fully included in everything that goes on even though his pace and path of learning is different. Outside of school Angela is determined her son will have many life experiences alongside his family, friends and peers.
Angela is passionate about Improving Life Outcomes for those with special needs, different needs and learning difficulties. Improving Life Outcomes is growing from making and supplying resources, offering consultations, running training sessions and workshops towards a range of activity and skills classes and much more as time goes on.
Prior to Angela’s son’s diagnosis, Angela worked in research science for 20 years. Angela holds an MSc degree in biological sciences.
Improving Life Outcomes helps individuals with special needs and learning difficulties with communication, education and behaviour management strategies. This includes children and adults at home, school, early childhood centres, elderly care facilities, clubs and support groups. We look forward to helping.
Improving Life Outcomes
Helping people reach their full potential