Various music and language social groups are run on afternoons during school terms, catering for a wide range of abilities and learning goals. These small groups aim to provide children with social interaction and communication difficulties an opportunity to learn by experiencing and doing in a supportive peer group environment.
Our engaging and strengths based program uses both music therapy and speech and language developmental strategies to work on various individualised goals.
Children will be matched to a group based on their stage of development and their strengths. An initial 1:1 session prior to group is a requirement.
The size of the groups range from 2-4 children with our experienced music therapist and speech pathologist.
Typical learning goals might include:
- Joint attention/ Reciprocity
- Emotional regulation/ separation
- Turn taking and sharing
- Listening/ following directions
- Verbal and nonverbal communication skills
- Fine and gross motor development
- Pretend play
- Playing WITH peers