Groups

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  – Dr. Seuss

Starting school is a big milestone – for parents and children. It’s a big step up from Kinder and we want it to go smoothly for everyone.  After all there’s 13 years of it so it’s important to make the best start possible!!

Our popular group ‘Get Prepped’ helps children and their families get ready to jump straight in to school with confidence.

The program consists of:

  • fun pre-reading and pre-writing activities
  • oral language skills to prepare for formal learning
  • beginning sound-letter links and early phonological awareness
  • social communication skills (social thinking skills)
  • practice at meeting new friends in a small group setting
  • opportunities to develop independence within a group
  • become familiar with school routines
  • to follow instructions confidently.

When – Term 4 – Once a week  – 1 hour
Cost $90

In January the program is slightly different

Through the use of collaborative play and shared book reading, ‘Get Prepped’ targets the early skills needed for reading, listening and working with others. This years program has been set up to replicate a half school day, with the kids bringing along lunch in order to also participate in semi-structured lunchtime activities to facilitate play and social skills.
Program 1 –  9th 10th and 11th of January  (3 days X 3 hours)
Program 2 – 15th 16th 17th of January (3 days X 3 hours)

Where – Peninsula Speech Pathology Services (Unit 16/1140 Nepean Highway, Mornington)

Cost  $595  (9 hours of intervention)

Places are limited.  Register your interest by calling (03) 5975 1500.

Brick by Brick – Lego Social Group

Sometimes the social world can be a tricky place to navigate. If your child is in grades prep – two, Brick by Brick aims to equip them with the tools to build lasting friendships

Using Lego in a structured and guided environment is a great way to learn how to collaborate and use the same toy in different ways. Adapting to other people’s preferences and accepting new ideas are the cornerstones of working together harmoniously. Our learning doesn’t stop with Lego – Brick by Brick incorporates a variety of fun games and activities so that we can practice applying our flexible thinking in lots of situations

This six-hour intensive program runs in the final week of the Christmas holidays: Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th January.

Cost $450 (6 hours of intervention)

‘Sounds to Sentences’ – Literacy Program

Do you know a little person who is having difficulties with their reading and writing skills? Our Sounds to Sentences program aims to equip children with the foundational skills they will require for literacy competence.

Children attending will be provided with strategies to assist in decoding for reading and segmenting for spelling. With a strong emphasis on the link between letters and the sounds that they make, as well as morphology (think ‘–ing’, ‘-ed’ and ‘s’ endings), we will enhance the skills your child has already learnt and begin to build upon these.

Sounds to Sentences was previously run in the July 2017 school holidays, with results and commendations being seen in Term 3 and 4. The program will be held again as an intensive, being 2 hours a day across three days in the January school holidays Monday 15th Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th of January
Please contact the clinic on 5975 1500 for more information.

 

Loads of Language Games

In January we will be running a new group.  Our language games group is targetted at lower primary students working on their language skills.  This is a timely program to rev up those skills before kids head back to school.  But,  as it is holidays all of our language targets will be delivered through games. Think – the summer language Olympics.  There will be board games, outdoor games, quizzes and more.

Thes summer language games will run 22nd 23rd and 24th of January 1.30 -2.30.  Contact the clinic to book your space at the starting line.

 

 

Come and join us for an exciting Social Skills Intensive Holiday Program

 Superflex Academy 

Academy students will learn about their unthinkables and how to train them to think with their eyes, detect difficult situations and increase their ability to make flexible decisions.  This group is targeted at 6-10 year olds. 

When: Easter Holidays  (3 sessions X 2 hours) Monday, Tuesday Wednesday

Where: 16/1140 Nepean Highway, Mornington

What we will do:

  • Learn about the unthinkables as well as strategies to combat them
  • Increase awareness of situations where unthinkables lurk.
  • Learn ways to be flexible thinkers.
  • We will use superflex terminology, through watching videos, playing games and role play.

Cost: $425 (private) $435 (funding agency) Prepaymentnt is required to reserve a place.

To book in please contact the clinic on 59 751 500 or via email admin@peninsulaspeech.com.au

Come and join us for an exciting Social Skills Intensive Holiday Program

 Superflex Graduate Program

Graduate students will further their learning about the unthinkables.  Strategies and techniques will be taught and expanded teaching students how to think with their eyes, detect difficult situations and make flexible decisions.  This group is targeted at 6-10 year olds who have had previous Superflex training.

When: Easter Holidays  (3 sessions X 2 hours) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: 16/1140 Nepean Highway, Mornington

What we will do:

  • Expand on their knowledge of the unthinkables as well as strategies to combat them
  • Increase awareness of situations where unthinkables lurk.
  • Deepen our understanding of how to be flexible thinkers.
  • We will use superflex terminology, through watching videos, playing games and role play.
  • Use role play and games to practice our strategies

Cost: $425 (private) $435 (funding agency).  Pre payment is required to reserve a place.

To book in please contact the clinic on 59 751 500 or via email admin@peninsulaspeech.com.au


Peninsula Speech Pathology Services’ 123 Program is like a Birthday Party every child is invited to!

Mums and dads, bring your children and enjoy a social cup of tea while practising play techniques that promote language and speech development. It’s a fun and interactive environment where communication strategies are taught and valuable social skills acquired.
Best of all – Everyone’s Included!

Early detection and treatment of communication difficulties can improve outcomes for children. During the first 3 years, early signs of developing problems are often evident that speech pathologists are trained to notice and interpret. Addressing problems sooner is a key step to avoiding behavioural difficulties later. If you have the slightest doubt about your child’s communication abilities, come along to one of our monthly 123 Program sessions so we can set your mind at ease.
For more information please contact the clinic.

Next program will run in 2018

Social thinking groups are based on the work of  Michelle Garcia Winner.

Social thinking is what we do when we interact with people – we think about them. How we think about people affects how we behave, how others respond to us, and our own emotions.

Our social skills sessions develop children’s skills to think about others and how to modify their behaviours in response. Sessions develop theory of mind, perspective, self-awareness and others, body language, the way we talk, conversation skills and assertiveness. Group sessions are run for Preschoolers through to Secondary Students in the clinic. Classroom sessions are also run in schools and kindergartens

Groups run during Term time.

Preschool groups in Mornington on Tuesdays (during the day)
Upper Primary in Mornington on Tuesdays (after school)
Lower Primary in Mornington on Wednesdays (after school)
Secondary School in Mornington on Thursday (after school)
Prep in Mornington on Fridays
Girls-only groups run after school on Monday  and Thursday depending on age.

Mealtimes Frustrating at Your Place?

Well… All Children have an Appetite for Fun!

From the time we are able to understand words we are told not to play with our food. Well mum… sorry! Because that’s exactly how we’re going to break down your child’s resistance to eating!

Table manners can come later!
Let’s get them eating first.

Children learn through play. If your child’s thoughts and behaviours towards food have become a little testing then Peninsula Speech Pathology Services July school holiday program may be just what you’re looking for. It’s an intensive 2 weeks of fun and discovery that will reduce or eliminate the barriers some children have to food.
While the kids are playing, interacting and having loads of fun, our speech pathology clinicians will be in the background taking care of all the observations and science so we can assess your child’s specific needs. Once we know these, targeted exercises will help them overcome their resistance so they learn to enjoy mealtimes.

What a relief that would be!

Please call to make your booking. Mealtime sanity is only a phone call away!

This popular group is for children who need to practise, generalise, and maintain newly established speech and articulation skills. Themed around sports, children aim for ‘personal bests’ and compete in fun, individual and team talking tasks.  Maximum of 4-5 children per group – Cost $90 per session

The SOS approach to feeding is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems. The program integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioural/learning, social/emotional medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. It is based on, and grounded philosophically in the ‘normal’ developmental steps, stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children. Treatment uses these steps to create a systematic desensitisation hierarchy of skills and behaviours necessary for each child to progress to eating a variety of textures and tastes. Groups aim to teach children to have a positive interaction with food in a fun way, learn mealtime routine and cues for eating, decrease resistance to touching, tasting and swallowing food, increase the range of foods a child will try and increase the volume of food ingested.

Monthly Playgroup for 1, 2 and 3 Year Olds.

Peninsula Speech Pathology Services’ 123 Program is like a Birthday Party every child is invited to!

Mums and dads, bring your children and enjoy a social cup of tea while practicing play techniques that promote language and speech development. It’s a fun and interactive environment where communication strategies are taught and valuable social skills acquired.
Best of all – Everyone’s Included!