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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND SPEECH THERAPY GROUPS:
Term time groups and school holiday groups

School readiness
These small groups address fine motor skills, turn taking, social skills, pencil grasp, pre- handwriting skills, organisational skills, emotional regulation and following multiple step instructions. They can take place at the childcare setting or in our clinic by either our highly skilled OTs or SP.

 

Lego Based Social Skills Groups

LEGO Group aims to encourage social interaction and development of skills, including turn taking, problem-solving, attention, communication and bilateral integration. Group members will be required to build LEGO collections by undertaking roles such as ‘Builder’, ‘Supplier’ and ‘Engineer’ to plan and execute, one masterpiece will be built over multiple sessions, to maximise teamwork, time management, communication and long-term goal setting.

 

Handwriting groups
One of our most successful groups! These small groups are made up according to age and skill level and will address the need. It may include letter formation, organisation of work, pencil grasp and control and legibility.​ They can take place at school or in the clinic and often are run during the school holidays. If interested in a handwriting group during the school holidays please call to express interest and put your name on the waitlist. You do not have to be a current client to attend our groups.

 

Social skills groups
These groups are based on skill and developmental level of the children. They focus on turn taking, empathising with others, developing ability to accept not winning, negotiating with others and building relationships and play skills. During our older social skills groups, these have a higher focus on appropriate safe and healthy relationships with peer groups. Social skills groups run term time in both our Sutherland and Hurstville clinics as well as themed social skills groups in the school holidays. If your child is in need of support with social skills and navigating friendships, please call and discuss if there is one currently running that your child may be appropriate for, or register your interest in a school holidays social skills group. Children will only be placed in a group appropriate to their need, language and age.

 

Interoception Group

Little Achievers OT is super excited to be running an interoception group- breaking down the nitty gritty of interoception and its impacts on emotional regulation, eating, changes in temperature, pain etc.​

 

Art Group:

This group addresses emotional regulation, interoception, praxis/ ideation and teamwork whilst exploring their creativity and free expression in a supported environment. CREATIVE VOUCHERS ACCEPTED.​ The complexity of the art project will be based on the groups needs.

 

Life Skills:

This group is for our older population and targets will be based on functional goals set by the group. For example, master chef (and accessing the community/ planning/ sequencing/ money management etc) and bike riding whilst also addressing a social element with similar ability peers.

Community access

This is a group for our teenage population and will assist in planning social activities, navigating safely, developing social skills, money management and independence in the community. These are regularly run in the school holidays due to the additional time often needed in travel training. Please call to register your teenage child for the school holidays group as children will only be placed in a group suitable to their needs, development and age.

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