Social Communication Programs

for primary school kids

Building Bonds

Construction Play-Based Social Communication

Our Construction, Play-Based Social Communication Groups are designed for children Autistic, ADHDers and socially anxious children of all ages. 

Children are grouped in small groups of only 3 or 4 children of similar ages within the larger group, this setting provides a safe opportunity to practice a wide range of language, social and problem solving skills. Using principles from LEGO Based Therapy, these groups offer a range of building materials to support our participant’s wide interests while also supporting their varying motor abilities. Types of materials include LEGO, Duplo, magnetic blocks, wooden blocks and recycled materials.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Self-Advocacy skills
  • Functional Communication 
  • Negotiating
  • Sharing your interests 
  • Collaborative problem solving 
  • Self-reflection 
  • Confidence in social situations

How long does the course run for?

Weekly 90 minute sessions 

WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?

Take a look at our upcoming schedule for the latest course dates and locations.

Junior Advocates

Our Junior Advocates Social Communication Program is specifically tailored for Autistic, ADHDers and socially anxious primary school students in mainstream years 3 to 6. The primary goal within this group is to build social confidence and develop a positive self-identity through group games, interactive activities and discussions.

Using evidence-based research, clinical knowledge and input from Autistic adults, we support our participants’ social communication to achieve their personal goals. This small group program provides children and their parents with an opportunity to learn about and develop their social communication in a supported environment.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Recognise your personal strengths
  • Learn about the differences in communication and play styles
  • Development of interoception skills i.e. tuning into your body’s signals/feelings
  • Understand your sensory differences
  • Develop regulation strategies
  • Develop perspective taking abilities
  • Build confidence in social situations

How long does the course run for?

Weekly 90 minute sessions over 14 weeks.

Parents attend 7 concurrent sessions (scheduled fortnightly)

WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?

Take a look at our upcoming schedule for the latest course dates and locations.

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