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Why do we LOVE group therapy?

We run a selection of social groups over the school holidays which integrate creative speech and occupational therapy into engaging programs that are all about kids having fun! But why do we do this? Group therapy is an amazing opportunity for our clients to practice the skills they've learnt in their one-on-one sessions in a safe space. Our groups are designed to help kids learn about:

  • Verbal communication
  • Body language cues
  • Being part of a team
  • Expressing their thoughts and feelings
  • Caring about others' 
  • Problem-solving
  • Listening
  • Standing up for yourself and others
  • Managing conflict

Sounds pretty boring for a kid right? WRONG! Our groups are a tonne of fun, so much so that our clients often don't realise they're learning essential social skills that will help them thrive in the schoolyard and home. Check out this video of our Sensory Lab group last April 👇

Have we captured your interest? Here's what's coming up for our 2022 Summer School Holiday Groups.

Our School Readiness group is all about getting ready for Kindergarten and focusing on foundational skills to assist in a smooth transition to school.  We will explore writing and letter recognition, group interactions, friendship-making skills, following instructions and preparing for school expectations,  structure, & routine.  January 18th, 21st, 24th and 28th 10am-12pm - Preschool Ages  Cost - $157.50
This group is an opportunity for similar aged girls to socialise with others in a safe and creative environment.  In this group, we will be creating trinkets, earrings, keychains and charms with polymer clay while learning social skills and  empowering self-confidence.  Thursday 13th and 27th January  10am -11:30am  Ages 7-10 and 2pm - 3:30pm Ages 11-13 Thursday 20th January 2 pm - 3:30 pm Ages 11-13 Cost - $122.50
This group offers a chance for your children to learn essential life skills through drama.  Research shows that through improvisation and drama your children can learn articulation and projection, how to move their bodies and how to speak and react within a scene - all skills which they can use in social situations beyond the group.  Wednesday 19th and Monday 24th January  10am -11am  Ages 8-12 Cost - $87.50
This group is an opportunity for similar aged boys to socialise and embrace all things messy and sensory.  In this group we will experiment with food and sensory play while building skills in regulating attention and emotions.  This group is the perfect opportunity for boys to make friends and a mess in a safe, creative environment  Wednesday 19th and Monday 24th January  2pm - 3pm  Ages 6-8 Cost - $87.50

 

To find out more about our upcoming Group Therapy Programs, please contact us

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