Our Therapy Groups are a fun and supportive way for children to develop specific skills that they may be struggling with in their natural development.
In these programs, our experienced and engaging Allied Health Therapists, including Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Physiotherapists, work with a small group of children, usually aged between two and eight.
Through carefully designed play-based activities, our therapists target and strengthen the specific skills that require attention.
Each session usually runs for one hour, with longer group sessions running in the school holidays.
Please call us on 1300 224 644 to enquire about upcoming group sessions.
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Why join a Therapy Group?
Each Group Program is independently developed using evidence-based principles.
Each program focusses on the strengthening and development of specific skills.
Programs are responsive to
the social, emotional and behavioural needs of each participant.
NDIS, Better Start and HCWA funding can be used to subsidise the cost of therapy.
focus on fun
Children develop their skills
and gain confidence while having fun and socialising.
SKILL FOCUS: Fine motor, Social, Communication
Help your child strengthen their fine motor and social skills using Lego® play as a form of therapy.
Builders Club encourages children to communicate with one another and solve a problem by building a LEGO structure according to set rules.
Known as LEGO Therapy, these activities are an effective way to increase children’s motivation to initiate and sustain social contact with other children. It is a particularly beneficial form of therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other social-communication difficulties.
Through play, children will develop their skills in:
- Sharing and Turn taking
- Listening and communication
- Team work
- Shared attention
- Problem solving
READY, SET, SCHOOL!
SKILL FOCUS: School Readiness, Fine Motor (intensive)
Help your child feel confident and prepared for primary school with our group School Readiness program!
Through fun activities facilitated by a professional Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, your child will strengthen their skills in:
- Fine motor
THE WRITE ON! CLUB
SKILL FOCUS: Fine Motor for school-aged children
Strengthen your child’s fine motor skills through fun activities!
Fine motor skills involve using the small muscles in your hands, such as when drawing and writing, doing up buttons, opening lunch boxes or turning the pages in a book.
This specialist group program is supervised by a qualified Occupational Therapist and will help your child:
- Strengthen hand-eye coordination
- Increase hand and finger strength
- Develop pre-writing skills
- Better manage self-care activities
- Improve drawing abilities
SKILL FOCUS: Social skills for preschool aged children
Help your preschooler improve their social and communication skills through fun activities!
Suitable for children aged 3 to 5 years, this program develops skills in:
- Making friends
- Taking turns
- Following instructions
- Social greetings
MINI PLAY PALS
SKILL FOCUS: Play, Social, Language
Mini Play Pals is a fun group for children who communicate mainly to meet their immediate needs and wants.
It allows for socially rich language interactions during developmentally appropriate gross and sensory motor play, and supports children’s imaginative play development.
Supervised by a qualified Speech Pathologist this therapy group will help your child:
- Expand their imaginative play skills
- Learn new ways to keep themselves occupied at home
- Build upon their language skills
- Develop their social skills
SKILL FOCUS: Early Communication, Speech
Our Mini Sounds group is tailor made for late talkers who may be briefly interacting with others. This specialist group program is supervised by a qualified Speech Pathologist and will help you and your child:
- Strengthen engagement
- Develop their communication potential
- Build stronger relationships
- Create opportunities for rich communicative interactions
SCHOOL MATES CLUB
SKILL FOCUS: Social skills for school-aged children
Help your child build social and emotional understanding through fun activities!
Suitable for children in the lower years of primary school, this will help develop skills in:
- Making & keeping friends
- Using appropriate body language & gestures
- Understanding & following social rules
- Understanding different perspectives
- Managing feelings
- Problem solving & reasoning
HOP, STEP, JUMP!
SKILL FOCUS: Gross motor skills, social
A physical play program that develops gross motor skills and enhances social skills!
Hop Step Jump is facilitated by a Physiotherapist in consultation with a team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Psychologists.
Through a range of fun, energetic activities, children will:
- Strengthen skills such as running, hopping, jumping, climbing and balance.
- Increase coordination
- Enhance social skills such as sharing, turn taking and social play
This program is suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years.
STORY TELLERS CLUB
SKILL FOCUS: Communication, language, narrative
Communication is one of the most important skills for children and adults alike!
When we talk about ‘narrative’, we are referring to the ability to tell a story or series of events with precision and clarity.
For younger children this will happen verbally, but it also transfers to written work for older children. This is a very complex skill that requires remembering what happened, getting all the parts in the correct order, picking out the key information, finding and using the correct words in sentences and remembering grammar rules!
This specialist group program is supervised by a qualified Speech Pathologist and will help your child:
- Be more clearly understood by others when explaining things
- Tell and re-tell imaginative stories
- Use more detailed language
Mondays, 9:30am – 10:30am
Mini Play Pals
Mondays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Hop, Step, Jump!
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am
Thursdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Ready, Set, School!
Fridays, 10:30am – 11:30am
School Mates Club
Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Story Tellers Club
Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Write On! Club
Ready, Set, School!