Group Therapy Sessions

Down South Therapy Services provide exciting and engaging social skills, school skill booster groups and school readiness groups for children of all ages and years.

School Readiness Groups

School readiness groups are targeted for children entering Kindergarten to Year 7 in the upcoming school year who are looking at further developing their skills and confidence necessary for performance in their upcoming school year.  These groups are aimed at boosting your child’s Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy foundation skills for learning - fine and gross motor tone and coordination, speech and language skills, visual perception, visual motor integration skills, motor planning skills, bilateral skills and crossing the midline and learnt techniques necessary for the upcoming school year. Skills taught will be dependent on your childs year group and will range from letter formations and knowledge, spelling, copying and reading techniques and development of independent writing skills.  School readiness groups run in the January school holidays.

Social Skills Groups

Social skills groups are targeted at children in Kindergarten to Year 7 (older groups are available and is dependent on numbers).  The social skills groups are designed for children who require further development and/or confidence in their socialization skills with their peers. These groups are aimed at boosting your child’s social skills amongst peers through further developing skills ranging and dependent on the year group and your childs skills including, but not limited, to turn taking, winning/losing, conversation techniques, active listening, game play (outside and inside play), and higher level social skills. Social skills groups run over the school terms and in the term-based and January school holidays.

School Skill Booster Groups

School skill booster groups are targeted for children in Kindergarten to Year 7 who are looking at their child further developing their skills and confidence necessary for maximizing performance within the classroom. These groups are aimed at boosting your child’s Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy foundation skills for learning - fine and gross motor tone and coordination, speech and language skills, visual perception, visual motor integration skills, motor planning skills, bilateral skills and crossing the midline and learnt techniques necessary for the upcoming school year. Skills taught will be dependent on your childs year group and will range from letter formations and knowledge, spelling, copying and reading techniques and development of independent writing skills.  School skill booster groups run over the school terms and in the term-based school holidays.

All groups are small in number to optimize your childs learning and are facilitated by Down South Therapy Services experienced and innovative Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists. Please contact Down South Therapy Services to register your interest in your child attending groups.

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