Social skills program
A program for older children and young adults with social language difficulties.
The Social Skills Program is run on Thursday afternoons during school terms by certified Speech-Language Pathologists. Participants gain practical knowledge to build their social communication skills through theoretical teachings and community access sessions. With 2 Speech-Language Pathologists and a maximum of 8 participants, adequate individual attention is assured.
Please call us 02 6281 2311 to register your interest.
Children and young adults aged 9+ experiencing social language difficulties.
10 x 1.5 hour sessions
3:30 - 5:00 PM Thursdays of ACT public school terms
- Term 1: Not offered
- Term 2: Commences Thurs 2 May 2019
- Term 3: Commences Thurs 25 July 2019 (9 sessions reduced rate)
- Term 4: Commences Thurs 17 October 2019
Note: Participants are grouped according to age and ability; our Speech-Language Pathologists will recommend the most suitable term group for you.
The course will be held at our Bruce clinic. See our contact & location page for address details and a map.
$735 per child
Note: some programs will offer only 9 sessions at a prorata-reduced rate of $665
Funding may be available under your child’s NDIS plan using the speech pathology group code and the therapeutic support rate. Contact your NDIS case manager to discuss and clarify your eligibility. If your child is not already registered as an NDIS client there may be a considerable wait for completion of the application process.
Prior to the course:
Participants are grouped according to age and ability; our Speech-Language Pathologists will recommend the most suitable group for you. For that purpose, you may be required to attend our clinic for a free pre-course introductory meeting. This presents an opportunity for parents to raise any specific issues or concerns, and for the Speech-Language Pathologist and child to get to know each other.
During the course:
Sufficient focus on each child is ensured by a maximum ratio of 4 participants per Speech-Language Pathologist.
Skills targeted include:
- Listening skills
- Body language reading
- Starting and continuing appropriate conversation
- Making and keeping friends
- Understanding figurative language and sarcasm
What you walk away with:
Time-permitting, parents will have opportunities to discuss their child's progress following each session. Upon completion of the course they will receive written feedback including a brief summary of program goals, findings for their child, recommendations and appropriate referrals or ongoing therapy if warranted.
Please call us on 02 6281 2311 with any questions or to register your interest.