Enthusiastic and Willing to help with special needs
As a young child I was born without hearing and so was not able to talk properly for a long time. I had lots of speech therapy and was looked after by many lovely carers. For some reason my inability to talk properly, although a very mild form of disability, connects me to those who need love and support. I grew up along side an autistic boy who was in my class from a young age of 6 until the age of 11. This taught me how to relate to someone who thinks in a different way and also showed me just how amazing he was. Having special needs cousins too has taught me how to care and look after them in a babysitting form and also just how to understand the different thought process. When I was 14 I went on a school trip to India and worked in an orphanage there. I was lucky enough to work with some of the special needs children and, although we did not speak the same language, I gained experience of how to deal with difficult moments, how to help in an academic and play environment, but also how much love they have to give. I have a huge soft spot in my heart and great desire to pursue a career in helping and caring for special needs children and would love to start my experience here in Edinburgh.