Voices from the Field: Kate Boone
Kate Boone shares about her experiences growing up with her brother, Matt, who has severe speech disabilities. She talks about the importance of building siblings’ capacity and provides some tips on how professionals can include siblings in their brother or sister's services.
Q1: How were you involved in your brother’s therapy or other special services? [transcript]
Q2: What worked well and how do you wish you might have been more involved? [transcript]
Q3: What advice do you have for professionals about how they might include siblings in their brother or sister's services? [transcript]
About the Speaker
Kate Boone is a student at Appalachian State University majoring in Fine Arts. She is a studio assistant at Cely’s House in Chapel Hill where she co-instructs pottery classes. Kate’s brother, Matthew, is studying in a community college with a goal of becoming a librarian. Matthew has a “wicked and dry” sense of humor and high functioning autism and dyspraxia.