Primary school age groups

Pre-School GroupsThese groups aim to better equip children with the skills required to:

  • Understand and consider the thoughts and feelings of themselves and others
  • Attend and listen
  • Initiate and maintain conversations
  • Regulate their behaviour when in a group
  • Cooperatively play and learn with others
  • Negotiate and compromise
  • Relate socially and develop solid foundations of how to make and maintain friends

The group configuration is organised not only on the age/grade of the children but also after careful assessment of their current social cognitive abilities.

Activities can comprise a number of the following:

  • Introduction of a new vocabulary around relating socially
  • Tasks requiring attention and focus
  • Understanding verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Social problem solving activities
  • Conversation practice
  • Snack time
  • Understanding of the Zones of Regulation and relating them to ourselves and different contexts
  • A variety of games

The session ends with an opportunity for free play while parents receive group feedback, (approximately 20 minutes).

Michelle Garcia Winner of Social Thinking® has created the theoretical framework underpinning these groups, (www.socialthinking.com). The programs include:

  • ‘The Incredible Flexible You’,
  • ‘We Thinkers’ and
  • ‘Social Detective’.

The ‘Zones of Regulation’ is a program by Leah Kuypers and combined with the Social Thinking strategies provides students with a toolbox of amazing strategies to support their emotional regulation and social communication skills.

These programs are a curriculum for early childhood and are designed for 5-8 yr olds. Group timetables change based on interest and availability. Please contact our administration staff if you are interested in joining a program and we will try and accomodate you in a suitable group.

Email: admin@partnersincommunication.com.au

Download the Registration form

For queries, please phone Linda and Fiona on 03 9973 1632