My 12 year old child has ADHD and High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome. Tanya helped me and my child to break down our days into easily achievable tasks with her simple processes. Tanya has given him tools with which to interact with others. This has helped him to gain and maintain friends for the first time ever. I have had a lot of interactions with different sorts of ‘HELP’ for my son, but feel that Tanya really understands where his head is at and where mine is too! Thanks for your caring Tan.
OMG, there is hope! We have been to so many different psychologists, speechies, paediatricians and even a psychiatrist and no one was able to change our nightmare. When we were told to try Tan Curtis at Fabic we begrudgingly went thinking “just another waste of time”. Within my first session we felt so much better and like we were finally going to get the support we needed. The girl makes sense and we understand her! She knows what she is talking about. Thank you Tan Curtis, you are so normal and down to earth, but so knowledgeable and HELPFUL! Keep doing what you are doing.
After doing some research I was advised of Tan Curtis and her company Fabic but it was the ability to work with me through SKYPE that first tweaked my interest. No more long travelling to get to specialists now I was able to access them in my own home. After an at home visit where Tan came interacted & assessed Connor, I started on my road to understanding!! I have undertaken one-to-one sessions with Tan Curtis since April 2010 and workshop courses with the Fabic team since July 2010.
We came to Fabic to get support for our Mr 8 who we thought was destroying our family. In the process we realised we needed support with our marriage, as it was the way we were with each other that was causing our son’s anxiety and tantrums. We had been to marriage counselling before but we did not click with the therapists we saw and didn’t really get any support. Tan Curtis was quick to identify the problem and worked with us both in a way that neither of us felt she was taking sides. She gave us understanding of ourselves and how to communicate with each other. Our marriage is now stronger than ever, and our son is now enjoying life without tantrums.
Tan has been attending a fortnightly staff meeting via skype to support us to case manage our students with difficult behaviours. It has been great to have her part of the team so we are able to review regularly our strategies and change them quickly when not working. Our behaviour incidents with our initial child reduced dramatically but we have also noticed our school suspensions have reduced.
I first saw Tan present her one day workshop and realised she was different to anyone else I had seen present. I wanted to know more. I approached her and she told me about her staff mentoring programme. I now Skype Tan when I am having difficulty with my own clients and she is able to help me understand my client so I can support them in a way I was never able to before. I have also found that I am now much better at understanding and supporting myself which has allowed me to work more confidentially and supportively with clients. Thanks Tan.
I was speaking with my son’s teacher after his most recent incident where I had to pick him up.
I’m so glad that the teacher was asking herself ‘I wonder why?’ the behaviour was happening just as I was wondering myself (I heard that comment on Fabic TV). So after we arrived home, my son explained why he had reacted (his ‘smashed picture’) and the teacher was correct!
Me and my two sons have been discussing that very situation alot about how to deal with (life) and discussing options about how to deal with this particular issue in the future (new skills). I fell asleep listening to the Fabic TV “building skills to support behaviour change” last night. I am so excited about it.
Not only do I believe that the information can help us, but it is also very fascinating and grounding. Thank you so much