Are you concerned about your teenager’s skills to attend, manage their emotions and develop solid friendships?

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Then this post might be for you! Parenting an adolescent is a challenging enough time without these additional anxieties. It’s likely you feel confused and powerless to know how to help. Have you heard yourself saying: “they’re so smart, I don’t know why they can’t do this, if only they could control their anger, if Read More …

Play & Social Competency School Holiday Group

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Holiday Workshops – Melbourne, July 2018   Partners in Communication and Melbourne Kids Therapy are offering workshops over the July holidays (2nd – 4th July and/or 9th – 11th July 2018) for kinder/primary school children. These workshops will be run with Speech Pathologists and an Occupational Therapist and use the Social Thinking® methodology as seen Read More …

Mini-SSmarTs – Social communication for pre-teens

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Mini SSmarTs @ PiC, 2018 – (Social Smarts for Pre-Teens) This program is a new initiative at Partners in Communication and has evolved from the high interest in our similar program for older students. It is a program for pre-teens of upper-primary school age who struggle with managing the social dynamic at home, at school and Read More …

New Saturday opening hours!

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In 2018, Partners in Communication are excited to be opening for groups and individual appointments on Saturdays. Group type will depend on interest but we are planning for morning sessions, and we will also have limited individual appointments available. Please get in touch if you’re interested in these times at admin@partnersincommunication.com.au  

Social Communication Holiday Workshops – Geelong, Sept 2017

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Primary aged children with social communication challenges. Partners in Communication are offering workshops over the September/October holidays (26th – 28th TBC) for primary school children.  These workshops will be run with Speech Pathologists and use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Superflex® (produced by www.socialthinking.com) Read More …

Social Communication Holiday Workshops – Melbourne, Sept/Oct 2017

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Primary aged children with communication challenges. Partners in Communication are offering workshops over the September/October holidays (26th – 28th September 2017) for primary school children.  These workshops will be run with Speech Pathologists and an Occupational therapist and use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Read More …

Social Communication Holiday Workshops – July 2017 (with prior experience)

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SOCIAL COMMUNICATION Holiday Workshops – Melbourne, July 2017 Primary aged children with prior experience of Social Thinking® strategies. Partners in Communication are offering workshops over the July holidays (4th – 6th July 2017) for primary school children.  These workshops will be run with Speech Pathologists and an Occupational therapist and use the Social Thinking methodology Read More …

Social Communication Holiday Workshops – July 2017 (no prior experience)

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  SOCIAL COMMUNICATION Holiday Workshops – Melbourne, July 2017 Primary aged children with no prior experience of Social Thinking® strategies. Partners in Communication are offering workshops over the July holidays (10th – 12th July 2017) for primary school children.  These workshops will be run with Speech Pathologists and an Occupational therapist and use the Social Read More …

April school holidays workshops

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Early childhood and primary ages. Partners in Communication is offering workshops over the first week of the April holidays (4th – 6th April 2017) for pre-primary and primary school children.  These workshops will use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Superflex® (produced by www.socialthinking.com) together with Read More …

Up-Skilling for Prep groups for 2017

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  These groups are for children who are beginning school and who could benefit from instruction and practice in: Listening and attending Following Instructions Fine motor skills Relating socially Negotiating and compromising Activities comprise: Activities to develop self-help and independence Tasks requiring attention and focus Building confidence with pre-writing skills Snack time Fine motor skills Read More …

Social Skills Holiday Workshops – Geelong January 2017

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  Early childhood and primary ages. Partners in Communication is offering workshops over the summer holidays (16th – 18th January 2017) for pre-primary and primary school children.  These workshops will use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Superflex® (produced by www.socialthinking.com) together with the Read More …

Social Skills Holiday Workshop – January 2017

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  Early childhood and primary ages. Partners in Communication is offering workshops over the January holidays (9th – 18th January 2017) for pre-primary and primary school children.  These workshops will use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Superflex® (produced by www.socialthinking.com) together with the Read More …

SAS update!

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Our SAS groups have been going strong in the last few months. We have one group who have almost completed the 9 week program and a new group of social-detectives-in-training who will be finished before the end of the term. We are looking forward to the new version on the SAS being released in December.

SSmarTs update!

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Our trailblazing SSmarTs groups, (Social Smarts for Teens), are nearing the end of the 16 week program. As they have been our pilot groups, we’ve been on a big learning curve. The student groups have formed nice relationships with each other and the parent groups have developed into wonderfully supportive networks. The parents and students Read More …

Success in school holiday programs

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Svetlana, Karyn, Catherine and Jenna had great fun running a 3 day intensive program for 3 different groups in the recent holidays. The program used strategies from The Incredible Flexible You (R) program, the Zones of Regulation and those needed for increasing focus. The children finished the program with a greater understanding of how to Read More …

Social Skills September Holiday Workshops 2016

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Partners in Communication is offering workshops over the  September holidays (27th – 29th September 2016) for pre-primary and primary school children.  These workshops will use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Superflex® (produced by www.socialthinking.com) together with the ‘Zones of Regulation’ by Leah Kuypers. Read More …

PiC Parent/Staff Coaching

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Does your child attend social skill support groups? Would you like them to attend a group but your weekly schedule doesn’t allow? Would you like to learn more about social cognitive intervention theory and how to support your child at home and in their social experiences outside of school? In this changing world where technology Read More …

Proud Exhibitor at the AHWB Expo, 31st July 2016

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“Proud Exhibitor at the AHWB Expo, 31st July 2016. Click on the below button/banner for details and visit us at the Expo!” We are excited to be preparing for the first visit to the Autism Health & Well Being Expo on July 31st. This year’s theme is ‘Education, Empowerment, Everyone’ and fits well with the Read More …

New Social Thinking ® Resources

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Wow, these new Social Thinking ® resources are fantastic!    At PIC we’ve been working with The Incredible Flexible You ® program within groups and with individual clients for a couple of years now and have been eagerly awaiting release of the next program and series of books. We Thinkers! Vol 2® has arrived and Read More …

Social Communication Holiday Workshops

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Partners in Communication are offering workshops over the June – July (27th June to 8th July 2016) holidays for pre-primary and primary children.  These workshops will use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in ‘The Incredible Flexible you’ ®, and ‘Superflex’ ®, Groups will be tailored accordingly to ability and age.  They will run am and or pm, Tuesday, Read More …

Pizza Night 26 April 2016

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What a terrific night Pizza Night was.  This night is held for our Secret Agent Society (SAS) graduates held on a monthly basis.   This night is designed to refresh on past learnings and reinforce relationships which were made during the SAS course. Partners in Communication organised Dazzling Dan, the magician, to come and put on Read More …

SSmarTs @ PiC, 2016

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SSmarTs @ PiC, 2016 – (Social Smarts for Teens) This program is a new initiative between Aspergers Victoria and Partners in Communication. It is a program for teenagers of high school age who struggle with managing the social dynamic at home, at school, with friends and looking forward – to the workplace or further education. Read More …