‘I think a great portion of society still judge on what is seen externally. Growing up with a brother who has an intellectual disability, I know how important it is for us to develop more understanding of the inner workings of human beings. If we all stop assuming ability by what is visible, social inclusion will move in a better direction naturally.
We need to remember that every single person has different needs, and communication of those needs is different for everybody. The right to be understood before being judged, could be considered one of the fundamental steps in moving towards a more inclusive community.’’
A little bit about Jacob ...
‘My interest in psychology began in High School, when I volunteered with a local disability support service. Since then, I have undergone six and a half years of training. This includes an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, an Honours Degree in Psychology (First Class), and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.
My training in clinical psychology has taken me to many different areas, from child, adolescent, and adult mental health, through to group based interventions, forensic services, and neuropsychological assessment.’’
Koorana Child and Family Services Psychologist