GROUPS

Early Start Speech Pathology offers a range of social groups every school holidays. Early Start Speech Pathology’s groups are evidence based and run by qualified Speech Pathologists.
For full details about any of our groups, please click on one on the images below.
The groups are based around children’s interests such as Lego, Pokemon and movies. We are constantly developing our groups so our clients can keep benefiting from ongoing support during the school holidays.  Early Start Speech Pathology’s groups are a great way for the children to practice their skills they have learnt with their therapists during term in a safe, supportive environment.

If your child is not a current client of Early Start Speech Pathology but you would like them to attend a group, you will be required to have a brief clinic session.

This is to ensure that we are able to meet your child’s individual needs and that we can group them with peers performing at a similar level.

The skills targeted in the groups are:

  • Turn taking
  • Listening and following instructions from a peer
  • Being part of a group
  • Expression of instructions
  • Play skills
  • Non verbal communication
  • Joining in conversation about shared interests
  • Making friends

Early Start Speech Pathology have groups available in the July school holidays and throughout term 3.  This school holidays we are running our ever popular 2 day MAD SCIENTISTS, the kids went crazy for it last term and had a total blast. We are also offering a single session of our LEGO SOCIAL CLUB, to make it affordable and accessible for all families. Kids can attend either one or two days of our LEGO CLUB. SOCIAL SUPERHERO’S will get the kids thinking like social superhero’s to save the town from unexpected behaviour. We are also taking expression of interests for the next round of our fantastic SPOT PLAY! Program. Suitable for 3-5 years that need a bit of speech and OT input. Loads of fun and co-run with our OT friends at Ability Focus Occupational Therapy.

SOCIAL SUPERHERO’S:        Thursday 12th & Friday 13th 10am-12pm

LEGO SOCIAL CLUB:              Tuesday 17th (1.30-3.30) & Wednesday 18th (10-12) -1 or 2 sessions available

GIRLS CLUB:                                Thursday 19th & Friday 20th July 10-12pm

MAD SCIENTISTS:                     2 sessions available: Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th 10.30-12.30; Monday 16th Tuesday 17th July 10.30-12.30

SPOT PLAY! GROUP:                Taking Expressions of interests and preferred days for term 3.

 

Click on the tiles below to read more about each group.