In Term 4, we are offering 2 social skills groups:
- EARLY INTERACTION AND PLAY SKILLS
- DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS – BODY LANGUAGE AND TALKING
EARLY INTERACTION AND PLAY SKILLS
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00, starting Wednesday 4 October – facilitated by Alice Long and Allissa Whitehead (Speech/Language Pathologists).
This program is suitable for children from the age of 3 years – end of prep.
The aim of this play-based group is to promote the development of early social interactions and play skills, and to facilitate the independent use of these skills.
The 10 sessions will encompass SOME OR ALL of the following areas (depending on individual goals set by family and speech/language pathologists):
- Initiating Play
- Eye Contact
- Maintaining Joint Attention/Joint Play
- Tolerating Changes in Games/Routines
- Transitioning (ie. between games, from waiting room)
- Imaginative Play
CONTACT US if you are interested. (This group is limited to 6 participants.)
DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS – BODY LANGUAGE AND TALKING
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00, starting Wednesday 4 October – facilitated by Alice Long (Speech/Language Pathologist).
Social communication consists of both non-verbal and verbal behaviours. The Developing Social Skills group focuses on both of these areas. Body Language focuses on children’s awareness and use of nonverbal language and social skills, while Talking focuses on how to participate appropriately and meaningfully in verbal interactions.
Learning within a group setting is practical and fun. It provides children with the opportunity to interact and build friendships in a safe, controlled environment, while allowing them to put their new skills into practice.
The 9 sessions will cover the following topics:
- Body language:
- Introduction to body language.
- Let’s talk about faces.
- Let’s talk about bodies.
- Let’s talk about distance.
- Let’s talk about speaking.
- Let’s talk about listening.
- Let’s talk about beginnings.
- Let’s talk about taking turns.
- Let’s talk about endings.
CONTACT US if you are interested.