Groups

Group sessions are a cost effective way to give clients a block of time to practice and focus on communication needs in a realistic context.

We offer a broad range of small group programs which cater for a variety of needs. Different groups are offered each term.  Our programs are designed to provide opportunities to develop communication skills in a small peer group setting. Groups are tailored to participants and are suitable for people of all ages.

Group sessions for children are an excellent way to focus on development of social skills such as turn-taking, task completion, non verbal communication skills, and emotional regulation.

Group sessions for adults or adolescents are a good opportunity for practice, reflection and mentoring with other people with communication goals.

How do Groups run?

  • Group sessions are facilitated by 1-2 staff (Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Music Therapist, Teacher or Allied Health Assistant)
  • 3-8 participants
  • Programs run for 6-8 weeks
  • Sessions run for 45 mins – 1.5 hours duration
  • 1:1 pre-group evaluation required for new clients
  • Sessions may / may not include parents, depending on the focus of the group.

How do Groups run?

How do I book?

Click on the “Request an Appointment” button on the top of the page and fill out the form, listing the name of the group you wish to register for.   Numbers (and any CoVID restrictions) will be confirmed closer to the start of the program.  Spaces are limited and each group will have a maximum of 8 children.

You will be sent an invoice prior to beginning of group and upfront payment for all group sessions is required to secure your child’s place.  The cost of the program covers all sessions, materials and planning time, and missed sessions are non refundable.

Groups for Term 2, 2022  (subject to change and availability)

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Group:  Social Skills Group

Ages:  Early primary school ages (6-8 years) 

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Clinic:           Northcote

Days:            Saturdays 1pm – 1:45pm fortnightly 

Duration:       4-5 week program

Dates:          7th May – 2nd July (inclusive)

Staff:             Speech Pathologist Anna Parellis & Occupational Therapist Jane Culvenor

Students will work as a team and develop a range of social skills such as turn-taking, perspective taking, and problem solving.