“PLAY is a child’s work and it is one of the most effective ways to engage your child in language learning.”
Erica Casey, Senior Speech Pathologist, DWSP
Come and join our online program to develop play, communication, motor skills, school readiness, and much more! Following the success of this program in June, we are really pleased to again offer our PLAY program in Term 3, 2020.
This 4 week program, facilitated by Senior Speech Pathologist Erica Casey, offers structured online program for your preschooler to develop your understanding of different kinds of play and the ways your can support your child in play. Best of all, you can do it in the comfort of your own home, learning tips, tricks and skills to develop your child’s play using their own toys and things in your home environment.
This program is designed for children aged 2-5 years to support them in developing their skills in * New kinds of PLAY * Interaction in PLAY * Communication with others in PLAY
WHO IS THE PLAY PROGRAM FOR?
Families who want to explore play in their natural home environment to improve their child’s language skills through PLAY.
Families who currently attend therapy online and missing their face to face sessions.
It’s also great alternative to social skills group programs which are difficult to access in the current climate due to social distancing requirements.
Children entering Prep in 2021, wanting to build up their language and PLAY skills.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
The PLAY program begins with an (evening) parent session to identify where your child is at in their current play skills and to help you get set up for the program.
Across the sessions, Erica helps develop your understanding of the different types and stages of play, and how to support your child to PLAY in different ways.
Erica will help you to set up each session in your home, and work with you to explore the different types of play with your child.
During the play, Erica will act as a coach for you and your child, developing different ways to play, communicate and interact during each session.
You’ll learn more about the different types of play you can use, ways to extend your child’s language, communication, attention and motor skills – just by playing!
Erica is also available for private parent consults after the program (at additional cost) to discuss your child’s progress and further develop recommendations for you and your family.
WHEN ARE THE SESSIONS?
Parent session: Tues 21 July 7pm (both age groups)
Parent & Child Sessions:
4-5 years: Fortnightly Tuesdays at 10.30am (Tues 28 July, Tues 11 August, Tues 25 August, Tues 8 Sept)
2-3 years: Fortnightly Mondays at 10am (Mon 27 July, Mon 10 August, Mon 24 August, Mon 7 Sept)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost of the 5 week program is $85 per family, and includes the 5 session program (parent session + 4 PLAY based sessions) a play checklist and all resources.
Contact our reception on the form below to register your interest in the PLAY program – spaces are limited. Registrations close Friday 10 July.