When is the best time to start travel-training my child?
Travel-training can start at any age – the earlier the better. In fact, I’ve worked with babies with multiple disabilities. With very young children you can continue teaching and modelling the many essential ‘foundation skills’ in preparation for safe travel, road crossing, public transport travel, and other complex scenarios in later years.
Why is it important to wear bright red, or bright yellow or bright orange when travelling?
The statistics on road safety are alarming. For example, in the Australian state of New South Wales 22% of all fatal crashes involve a vehicle hitting a pedestrian.
Having your student wear an item of clothing from the waist up (e.g., a hat, shirt, or scarf), or a bag in a colour of bright red, bright yellow, or bright orange (i.e., the ‘safety colours’) will increase their visibility and safety to vehicle drivers in all weather conditions at all times of day.
Are there essential steps to a successful travel-training program?
Yes. There are five essential steps to our travel-training programs. Each of the five consecutive steps needs to be completed for a student to achieve safe and independent travel on a particular route. These are discussed and demonstrated in the workshops and face-to-face training.
How long does it take to teach a travel-training program?
There is no such thing as a generic travel-training program. Each program is designed taking into account an individual’s unique needs and characteristics. Individuals will progress at their own pace and by using the correct travel-training techniques will learn to travel safely and proficiently.
Can you teach stranger-danger in your workshops?
Yes. Stranger-danger must be included in all travel-training programs. In the workshops and face-to-face training we provide advice and tips about the way to teach this important skill.
I’m from the USA. Can I use your on-line travel-training advisory service?
Yes. In fact the on-line service was specifically designed for parents and professionals in locations outside of major Australian cities. You are welcome to send a detailed explanation or video about the travel-training problem you are experiencing and we will offer solutions.
I’m a student at college studying rehabilitation and special education. Are you able to come to our college and do a workshop for all the students or even a lecture about travel-training?
Yes. We often present workshops in education environments and present papers at conferences about travel-training. Your college teacher is welcome to contact us and we will design a presentation specifically for your needs.
I haven’t completed my travel-training package but I need to take a break. Can I do this?
Yes. We understand that events happen unexpectedly. Email to let us know you’d like to pause your program at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens at the conclusion of the training package?
We encourage you to build upon the travel-training skills of your child/student. To support you plan and deliver ongoing travel-training programs, we offer reduced rates for parents.
I don’t know which are the most appropriate service for my needs. Can you help?
Yes we can. We understand that it can be difficult to figure out what best suits your needs. Simply email us. We might ask you some questions to find out a little more about your child/client and circumstance so that we can make a right recommendation for you.
Can I claim travel-training services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Yes. Travel-Training Solutions is a NDIS approved provider. Our NDIS number: 405 000 4379. We are registered under the category of “Therapeutic Supports.” Please quote “Individual assessment, therapy, &/or training…”
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