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 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.

These programs are a social thinking curriculum for early childhood and are designed for 4-8 yr olds.

Groups will be tailored accordingly to ability and age. Minimum numbers will be required.

These groups are for children who are in their early primary years and who are familiar with Social Thinking strategies, either from prior group exposure or individual sessions.

They might have difficulties with:

  • Listening and attending
  • Initiating and maintaining conversations
  • Relating socially
  • Negotiating and compromising
  • Making and maintaining friendships

These groups aim to better equip children with the skills required to play with others, learn in a group and consider the thoughts and feelings of themselves and others.

Group Structure

The groups are for 4 – 5 children together with a speech pathologist, occupational therapist and experienced assistants.

They run for a duration of 1.75 hrs, with parents returning 20 minutes prior to the end of the session for the feedback component.

Activities comprise:

  • Thinking with your eyes/ Joint attention
  • Interpreting the context/situation
  • Whole Body Listening
  • Expected/Unexpected behaviours
  • Social behavior mapping
  • Free play facilitating session targets
  • Social games

When: Tuesday 4th (AM), Wednesday 5th (AM), and Thursday 6th (AM) July

Where: 243 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North

Who:     Fiona / Linda – 9973 1632

E: admin@partnersincommunication.com.au

W: www.partnersincommunication.com.au      

FB: partnersincommunicationptyltd

Costs: FaHCSIA clients: $150 per session.  Non FaHCSIA: $135 per session, payments to be made in advance.