Happy Hands Group Program

The SSC Happy Hands Group Programs are all about promoting fine motor development, confidence and social skills to participate in learning and everyday tasks at school and in the community. The program is ideal for children between the ages of 5 to 8.

Fine motor skills are integral for participating in everyday situations and activities across environments. For example: using scissors, developing pencil grasp, letter formation, tying shoelaces, getting dressed, opening lunch boxes, to name a few things. Without these skills, a child’s confidence, self-esteem and independence can be affected and learning can become more challenging.

How will the Group Program help?

The Happy Hands Group uses fun and motivating fine motor-based activities to help children become more independent in the classroom and in everyday situations. Developed by our experienced Occupational Therapists, this program incorporates learning to encourage problem-solving by “having a go”, no matter what the outcome, in a supportive environment with similar-age peers. In this way children learn confidence and resilience while mastering essential developmental skills. The group programs include a wide range of activities covering areas including strengthening, fine motor control, dexterity, spatial planning, hand-eye coordination, letter and number formations, cutting, problem solving, planning etc. together with social skills elements.


It is likely that our next group will be held in the January School Holidays.  This will be based on the Covid 19 situation in NSW.  We'll update the dates here once we have finalised the dates/times of the group. Please email us to express an interest and we will contact you once the dates are confirmed.

Enquiry/Booking Form

3 Sessions for $450
info@sydneyspeechclinic.com.au
Enquiry/Booking Form

Happy Hands Group Program goals

  • Participate in learning and everyday tasks at school and in the community
  • Use fine motor-based activities to help children become more independent
  • Encourage problem-solving by “having a go”
  • Learn confidence and resilience
  • Develop strengthening, fine motor control, dexterity, spatial planning, hand-eye coordination, letter and number formations, cutting, problem solving, planning etc. together with social skills elements

Frequently Asked Questions

1Where is the group held?
All group sessions are held at our clinic in Lane Cove. We have a variety of purpose-built therapy rooms that are spacious, colourful and engaging for learning. Families are encouraged to congregate in the clinic waiting area approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the session. The speech pathologist facilitating the group will meet families there, and accompany them to the appropriate room. The address of the clinic is: Ground Floor, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, 2066, NSW.
2What happens if I miss one of the sessions?
All group programs are designed so that a session can be missed without hindering future sessions. However, if you are unable to attend, we do appreciate 24 hours notice so that the facilitator can plan accordingly. Unfortunately we cannot provide a refund for missed group sessions.
3How do I pay?
All group sessions are paid for in advance. Our front desk team will provide you details on how to pay to secure your spot.
4What qualifications do the staff have?
All group programs are facilitated by certified practicing speech pathologists and occupational therapists.
5Do parents need to stay?
No. Parents are welcome to stay for the first few minutes of the session, however we generally find that children are more involved in group activities when parents are not present. There are plenty of shops and cafes in the local area that we encourage parents to explore while they wait. Families are also welcome to pass the time in our clinic waiting area, offering a small selection of magazines, books and toys.
6What do I need to bring?
Nothing! All resources for the group program will be provided by Sydney Speech Clinic. Children are welcome to bring a water bottle into the therapy room.
7Do groups replace one to one sessions?
No. One-to-one sessions are intensive, individualised, and tailored specifically to the needs of the client. Group sessions are seen as ‘boosters’ or supplementation to one-on-one therapy, and should not be used as a replacement in most cases.