Group sessions promote peer learning in an interactive, motivating and supportive group environment.
Our group programs are designed to supplement the learning a child is already doing (e.g. at school, at home, or in 1-on-1 speech pathology) by building on existing skills. Most importantly, these groups encourage the children in the group to learn from one another. We often find that children thrive in this group setting, and come out of the program feeling confident and empowered to apply the new skills that they have learnt. Group programs offer a reliable and affordable way of maximising your child's exposure to learning.
All of our programs are evidence-based, and carefully planned and facilitated by qualified speech pathologists.
Speech pathologists are the recognised experts in school-aged literacy. Speech pathologists offer therapy, coaching, skills and strategies to promote literacy success for children of all ages. Literacy groups at Sydney Speech Clinic are carefully programmed and designed for those children who may benefit from extra support with reading, writing and spelling skills.
Lego® Based Therapy Groups
Lego® based therapy is a social development program for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other social communication difficulties. It uses children’s interest and motivation for playing with Lego® to help them develop communication and social skills. Lego® based therapy offers a ‘‘naturalistic’’ approach to social skills development which can improve generalisation of social skills. (Delprato 2001; Kohler et al. 1997). Learning in real-life situations improves the generalisation of skills to everyday settings.
Social Thinking Groups
Successful communication isn't all about words and sentences. Communicating effectively with those around you includes the ability to read other people's emotions, find common ground, use body language, take turns, understand different perspectives and problem solve social interactions. Our Social Thinking group teaches these skills explicitly in a fun and interactive way.
School Readiness Groups
A lot changes when a child transitions from daycare to school, and at Sydney Speech Clinic we are passionate about making this transition as smooth as possible. We have designed a unique program that teaches children everything they need to know before school, delivered in a fun and interactive group environment. Our mission is to have every parent and child feeling equipped and excited for Day One!