07 Jun Smart Pup for Lachlan
Lachlan is a fun loving boy with an all or nothing personality but every day tasks are a struggle for him and we spend most of our days helping Lachlan cope with everyday tasks and sounds attempting to help him cope with his sensory meltdowns from the loud noises that life brings when out in our community and the sensory meltdowns and sheer frustration he experiences as a result of his inability to communicate his needs effectively .
Life is difficult for Lachlan. His speech is unintelligible, and he has poor articulation. He requires both verbal and visual prompting. Most days we are unable to leave the house as the onslaught of loud noises outside are just too much for Lachlan to handle, Lachlan’s Sensory processing makes him highly sensitive to sounds, smells, Touch, taste and busy environments . As a result, Lachlan’s instinct is to run away and hide and due to his Autism, he has a developmental delay meaning that he functions well below his age group and has no sense of danger.