Group Therapy

The Learning Project

Social Communication Group

Social Success Groups

Squad Goals – Teenage Group

Transition to School

 

The Learning Project

How well a child is prepared for the start of schooling life can impact significantly on their long-term educational and behavioural outcomes. It has been shown that early identification and intervention can make an enormous difference to a child’s life within the school environment and beyond. The Learning Project is a revolutionary initiative by the team at On Track Therapy Group that ensures all children are given a positive start to their education and a smooth transition to school. Click here to read more

 

Social Communication Group

For children aged 4-6 years in the year before transition to Prep. Facilitated by the multi disciplinary team, there is a psychologist present in most groups.
The duration of the group is 90 minutes, and it runs weekly during Victorian school term. The weekly group sessions focus on:

  • Exploring thoughts, feelings and actions
  • Assisting children to recognise and name basic emotions
  • Examining and practising non verbal and verbal social behaviours
  • Conversation, initiating and responding during social interactions
  • Sensory and motor component in each session

Whilst children are in the group, parents have the opportunity to spend time with a psychologist and discuss the program and interventions. Parents are able to form bonds and provide each other with support, understanding and friendship. For more information please download the flyer.

 

Social Success Groups

Multiple groups run for school aged children from Prep to teenage years for varying levels of ability and age. Facilitated by a Speech Pathologist and a Psychologist.

The duration of the groups is 90 minutes, and runs weekly during Victorian school term.

  • Prep Group
  • Grade 1 and 2 Group
  • Grade 3 and older Group

The weekly group sessions focus on building social skills and emotional understanding through fun activities. The groups focus on building the following skills:

  • Maintaining conversation
  • Staying on topic
  • Social Greetings
  • Learning about body language/non-verbal communication (physiological reactions to emotions)
  • Learning how to accept constructive criticism
  • Following instructions
  • Sequencing
  • Co-operation
  • Social interaction
  • Negotiation
  • Predicting what other people may be thinking/feeling
  • Social communication
  • Providing information that is concise and relevant (knowing how much is enough)
  • Problem solving

Whilst children are in the group, parents have the opportunity to spend time with a psychologist and discuss the program and interventions. Parents are able to form bonds and provide each other with support, understanding and friendship. For more information please download the flyer.

 

Squad Goals – Teenage Group

On Track Therapy’s Teenage Social group is launched. Sessions will run the first Monday of every month (with the exception of public holidays). Squad Goals is a meeting place for like minded teens, to connect, form friends, problem solves life’s challenges, school issues, friendship problems, bullying, anxiety and the pressures faced by all teenagers. Suitable for teenagers with ASD, ADHD, Severe Anxiety and Social Awkwardness. Sessions will be lead by the teenagers and the issues that they face in every day life. Run by psychologists Vicky Tsiaklakis and Danella Taylor. For more information Download the Flyer Here.

 

Transition to School

We provide Individual School Transition Sessions to help a child transition to school. In term four, this involves school visits with the child and parents and we work with the teachers to assist with the child’s transition. During the first term we conduct school visits to support the child in the classroom and playground, working closely with the class teacher to provide strategies, as required. All sessions are individualised and targeted to your child’s needs.

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