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 free group screener 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 October 2019  school holidays and throughout term 4, 2019.

TEEN CONNECT will be running as a group in the School holidays. It’s a great group for our teens to get together and connect about the real issues that are happening in their lives. Our speech pathologists work with them to build their social communication skills and social awareness. We love hearing the laughter coming from the teen group!

Girls with social communication challenges can learn social rules differently. Come and join our GIRLS RULE club for some crafty fun, working on those tricky social nuances.

Calling all SUPER HEROES! If your child loves all things super hero related then this is the group for them! We will be doing this group a little differently this term, focusing on the children’s areas of interests, whether that’s LEGO, POKEMON, BAY BLADES or MINECRAFT. We will be using our social superpowers to figure our hidden rules, understanding social challenges, winning and losing, listening with our whole bodies and being part of the group. This very special group will run for two days.

Have you got a little one that is starting school next year? Our SCHOOL READINESS group will help your little one start big school in the right way. We will be working on being part of a group, following 2-3 step instructions, early literacy skills, friendships, expressive language and developing school ready speech sounds. Our SCHOOL READINESS group will be held on Thursdays, 9.15-11.15. It will run for four weeks, starting on the 17th October.

SOCIAL SUPER HEROES: Tuesday and Wednesday, 1st and 2nd October (Week 1 of the holidays) 10am-12pm

TEEN CONNECT:    Thursday  10th October (Week 2 of the holidays) 9.30am-11.30am

GIRLS RULE:   Tuesday 8th October (week 2 of the school holidays) @ 10am-12pm

SCHOOL READINESS: 4 sessions held on Thursdays, 17th, 24th, 31st October and the 7th November. 9.15-11.15am at our lovely Wallsend clinic.

 

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