School Holiday Workshops September 2019
Play & Social Competency Group
Holiday Worshops - September 2019
Partners in Communication is offering workshops over the September-October school holidays for:
· Pre-school children (above 4 years)
· Prep-readiness program
· Early primary aged children
· Later primary aged children
These workshops will be run with Speech Pathologists and use the Social Thinking® methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers® and Social Thinking and Me® (produced by www.socialthinking.com) together with the ‘Zones of Regulation’ by Leah Kuypers.
These programs are a Social Thinking® curriculum for early childhood and are designed for children between 4 and 12 years of age. Groups will be tailored according to ability and age depending on interest. Minimum numbers required.
These groups are tailoured for children who might have difficulties with:
· Listening and attending
· Initiation and maintaining conversations
· Relating socially
· Negotiating and compromising
· Making and maintaining friendships
These groups aim to better equip children with the skills required to play with others, learn in a group and consider the thoughts and feelings of themselves and others.
The groups are for 4-5 children together with a speech pathologist/occupational therapist and experienced assistants. They run for a duration of 1 hour 45 mins, with parents returning 20 mins prior to the end of the session for the feedback component.
· Thinking with your eyes/joint attention
· Interpreting the context/situation
· Whole body listening
· Expected/unexpected behaviours
· Social behaviour mapping
· Free play facilitating session targets
· Social games
When: Tuesday–Thursday 24-26th Sept; Tuesday–Thursday 1st-3rd Oct
Time: Mornings (10.30am - 12pm) - Kinder Groups; Afternoons (1.30pm - 3pm) - Primary Aged Groups
Where: 243 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North Contact: Fiona / Linda – 9973 1632
Costs: FaHCSIA clients: $150 per session. Non FaHCSIA: $145 per session, payments to be made in advance.