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 September school holidays and throughout term 4.

This school holidays we are running our ever popular 2 day MAD SCIENTISTS, the kids go crazy for it and have a total blast.

Our LEGO SOCIAL CLUB is on again but this time we are setting LEGO CREATION CHALLENGES. The children will work in small groups with set challenges and build an amazing creation together

TEEN CONNECT will be running again in term 4 on Monday afternoons. It’s a great group for the 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 room on a Monday afternoon.

GIRLS CLUB is so much crafty fun. We are running a two and one day program. Girls with social challenges can present differently to boys and this groups focuses on the social nuances that can be so challenging at times.

We are also running our SCHOOL READINESS program with our friends at Ability Focus Occupational Therapy throughout term 4. Get your child ready for big school with this fun, interactive and engaging group, run by both speech pathologists and occupational therapists.

LEGO SOCIAL CLUB:                          Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd October 10-12pm

GIRLS CLUB:                                            Thursday 4th & Monday 8th October  10-12pm (can attend one or both sessions)

MAD SCIENTISTS:                                 Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th 10.00-12.00

TEEN CONNECT:                                   Mondays, fortnightly, 4-5pm; starting 15th October

SPOT SCHOOL READINESS:             Mondays, fortnightly, starting the 22nd October, 9.30-11am at Ability Focus OT’s beautiful rooms in Georgetown.

 

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