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

Looking for something to do this school holiday?

MINECRAFT SOCIAL BUILDERS is our newest group and we are so excited about it. If you child LOVES all things MINECRAFT then this is the group for them. We will build worlds together and we will build friendships together. The children will work on their communication skills, working as a team, sharing imagination and ideas, listening and being part of a group. A safe, fun space to build all things social. Ages 6 +

ESCAPE ROOMS are the latest craze to hit our shores and we are sharing the fun at ESSP. Can you work as a team to crack the code? As the kids are busy figuring out the code to the ESCAPE ROOM, they won’t even realise that they are working on their communication, problem solving, negotiation, lateral and abstract thinking, reasoning and team skills. We are so excited by this new program and can’t wait to crack the code with our owls. Ages 6 + & Ages 10 +

Adventure awaits in our SOCIAL SUPER HEROES group as they use their social super powers to defeat unexpected behaviours. The children will learn about what super powers they already possess when it comes to identifying social situations. They will explore concepts such as fake friends and examine social nuances. They will engage in play and structured activities, including creating their own super power shield. Ages 5 +

Mad Scientists is one of our most popular group, every time! It’s great for those budding scientists that  need a little bit of science when it comes to social skills. The children will be having way too much fun to even realise that they are practising their social skills. We will be creating slime, marshmallow catapults and other fun stuff. The children will learn about cause and effect, working as a team, following instructions, thoughts and feelings, turn taking and joint attention. We are going to have so much fun with this group! Ages 6 +

Is your child starting big school next year? Then our SCHOOL READINESS GROUP is perfect! Early Start Speech Pathology are very excited to join forces once again with the team at  Ability Focus Occupational Therapy, after all, what’s school readiness without a focus on fine and gross motor skills? The SP & OT SCHOOL READINESS Group will focus on:

  • Early literacy skills
  • Fine motor – drawing, writing, cutting
  • Opening packets and lunch boxes
  • Following instructions
  • Being part of a group
  • Making friends

TEEN CONNECT is 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! Ages 12+

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

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions our groups will be capped at 6 children, with two therapists. They will book out! Call now so you don’t miss out, 49555415.

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Clinic opens

for 2021

Team Day

 

 

Social Super Heroes

10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Minecraft

10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Teen Connect

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Minecraft

10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Teen Connect

1:00pm – 3:00pm

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SPOT School Readiness

9:30am – 12:00pm

SPOT School Readiness

9:30am – 12:00pm

 

 

 

SPOT School Readiness

9:30am – 12:00pm

 

 

Escape Room

10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Escape Room

1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

 

 

Mad Scientist

10:00am – 12:00pm

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Holiday

 

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