Social Skills September Holiday Workshops 2016

Partners in Communication is offering workshops over the September holidays (27th – 29th September 2016) for pre-primary and primary school children. These workshops will use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Superflex® (produced by together with the ‘Zones of Regulation’ by Leah Kuypers.

These programs are a social thinking curriculum for early childhood and are designed for 4-8 yr olds.

Groups will be tailored accordingly to ability and age. Minimum numbers will be required.

These groups are for children who start school soon, or are in their early primary years. They might have difficulties with:

  • Listening and attending

  • Initiating 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.

Group Structure

The groups are for 4 – 5 children together with a speech pathologist, occupational therapist and experienced assistants.

They run for a duration of 1.75 hrs, with parents returning 20 minutes prior to the end of the session for the feedback component.

Activities comprise:

  • Thinking with your eyes/ Joint attention

  • Interpreting the context/situation

  • Whole Body Listening

  • Expected/Unexpected behaviours

  • Social behavior mapping

  • Free play facilitating session goals

  • Social games

When: Mornings or afternoons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over the second week.

Where: 243 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North, 3161.

Who: Sharon Gill, 0407 367 099

Costs: FaHCSIA clients: $150 per session.

Non FaHCSIA: $135 per session, payments to be made in advance