Group Therapy

Small group sessions provide the opportunity for children to learn and practise their skills.

The group sessions (usually 1 hour) are generally comprised of 45-50 minutes group interaction (children only) and 10-15 minutes parent/carer feedback. To enquire about the fee for the GROUP SESSIONS, please contact the clinic.

Topics include:

Early Social Interaction and Play Skills (suitable for children from 3 years of age – end of Prep)

  • Turn-taking
  • Greetings
  • Initiating Play
  • Sharing
  • Eye Contact
  • Maintaining Joint Attention/Joint Play
  • Tolerating Changes in Games
  • Transitioning (ie. between games, from waiting room)
  • Regulating Emotions
  • Imaginative Play

Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem

  • This is me
  • People in my life
  • The way I look
  • What am I like?
  • My qualities and strengths
  • Things that make me feel good
  • The way I feel
  • I am great!

Developing Social Skills – Body Language and Talking

  • Body language:
    1. Introduction to body language.
    2. Let’s talk about faces.
    3. Let’s talk about bodies.
    4. Let’s talk about distance.
  • Talking:
    1. Let’s talk about speaking.
    2. Let’s talk about listening.
    3. Let’s talk about beginnings.
    4. Let’s talk about taking turns.
    5. Let’s talk about endings.

Knowing What to Say and How to Say It

  • Saying something
  • Saying what I think
  • Saying how I feel
  • Saying no
  • Saying sorry
  • Saying something nice
  • Let’s practise!

Friendship Skills

  • What is a friend?
  • Friendly behaviours
  • Choosing a friend
  • Starting out
  • Being a good friend
  • Coping with problems