Assessment

School Readiness Program

The School Readiness Program is for children with social difficulties, anxiety in social situations or mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder who are starting Prep! This program targets several areas to prepare a child for the transition to formal schooling, including social skills training as well as activities specific to a classroom such as listening skills, task completion, coping with changes and problem solving.

In comparison to our Social Skills Program and Builders Club which are 45 minute programs over 8 weeks, our School Readiness Program runs for 6-8 sessions with each individual session being 2 hours.

The kids love attending this program as we make learning fun!

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Will My Child Benefit From A School Readiness Program?

The program is facilitated by 2 practitioners – child psychologist, speech pathologist or occupational therapist and provides children the opportunity to develop their play, social and emotional skills in a fun and engaging environment. The group is tailored to support each child’s individual goals.

Children will be supported to:

  • Asking for help
  • Be flexible with play ideas
  • Compromise
  • Initiate and sustain play with peers
  • Identify emotions
  • Expressing emotions
  • Follow routines
  • Greet peers
  • Listening skills
  • Play cooperatively with peers
  • Problem solve
  • Task completion
  • Understand friendships
  • Understand other people’s perspective
  • What to do at recess
  • Work at the table
  • Work in a group

There are two options for our School Readiness Programs. There is one program that runs for 8 weeks during Term 4 2018 and one program that runs over 2 weeks in January 2019

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Term 4 2018 Program Dates

  • Friday’s 10:30am – 12:30pm registrations are closed - 8 weeks: Friday 19th October 2018 – Friday 7th December 2018

January 2019 Program Dates - now taking registrations!

  • 2 weeks on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:30am – 12:30pm registrations are OPEN!
    • Tuesday 8th January 2019
    • Wednesday 9th January 2019
    • Thursday 10th January 2019
    • Tuesday 15th January 2019
    • Wednesday 16th January 2019
    • Thursday 17th January 2019

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How Does My Child Join The School Readiness Program?

Think your child might benefit from joining our School Readiness Program?

1. Call us today to discuss your interest in the School Readiness Program on 03 9702 4447.

You don’t need a referral from a GP – call us for a chat and we’ll be able to assess whether your child may benefit from joining our School Readiness Program.

2. Meet with one of our team for a pre-program planning appointment.

A pre-program appointment is booked in with a psychologist, speech pathologist or occupational therapist. During the pre-program appointment, we will meet with you and your child to get a sense of the areas that your child needs support as well as their strengths. Based on your child’s individual needs, we set specific goals that will be targeted in group. We also get to know your child so that they feel comfortable coming into group.

3. Your child participates in the School Readiness Program.

Our School Readiness Program is fun and engaging and kids love the activities! Parents do not attend the group sessions, but can either wait in the reception area or go for a coffee and come back towards the end of the group. After each group, you will receive an update from the facilitators about what was covered and things that you and your child can work on at home.

At the end of the program, all parents will receive a transition to school pack which will include resources that will support your child at school.

You can also choose for us to develop a formal report with recommendations for your child’s teacher and this can be provided to you at the end of the program.

 

 

Writing Rockstars

Our Writing Rockstars Program is for preschoolers who need extra support to develop their fine motor skills prior to starting Prep. This program runs for 8 weeks and each session is 45 minutes. Writing Rockstars makes learning to write fun!

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Will My Child Benefit From A Writing Rockstars Program?

The program is facilitated by 2 practitioners – child psychologist, speech pathologist or occupational therapist. Each group has a maximum of 6 children and is tailored to support each child’s individual goals.

Children will be supported to:

  • Develop basic fine motor skills through play
  • Develop a good pencil grip
  • Develop strength in their fingers and hands
  • Learn how to sit appropriately at a table and show good posture
  • Practice appropriate spacing on the page
  • Practice forming letters
  • Understand paper placement
  • Understand and practice letter size and placement

Writing Rockstars runs for 8 weeks during school terms

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Term 4 2018 Program Dates

  • Friday’s 2:00pm - 2:45pm registrations are closed - 8 weeks: Friday 19th October 2018 – Friday 7th December 2018

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Term 2 2019 Program Dates - now taking registrations!

  • Thursday’s 2:00pm - 2:45pm registrations are OPEN! - 8 weeks: Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Thursday 20th June 2019

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How Does My Child Join The Writing Rockstars Program?

Think your child might benefit from joining our Writing Rockstars Program?

1. Call us today to discuss your interest in the Writing Rockstars Program on 03 9702 4447.

You don’t need a referral from a GP – call us for a chat and we’ll be able to assess whether your child may benefit from joining our Writing Rockstars Program.

2. Meet with one of our team for a pre-program planning appointment.

A pre-program appointment is booked in with a psychologist, speech pathologist or occupational therapist. During the pre-program appointment, we will meet with you and your child to get a sense of the areas that your child needs support as well as their strengths. Based on your child’s individual needs, we set specific goals that will be targeted in group. We also get to know your child so that they feel comfortable coming into group.

3. Your child participates in the Writing Rockstars Program.

Our Writing Rockstars Program is fun and activity based. Parents do not attend the group sessions, but can either wait in the reception area or go for a coffee and come back towards the end of the group. After each group, you will receive an update from the facilitators about what was covered and things that you and your child can work on at home.

 

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