At On Track Therapy Group, we provide valuable and ongoing social skills group sessions during the Victorian school term. These skills are far better practised with peers under the support of a psychologist. This makes groups a safe place for teenagers to be themselves and learn new skills to help them at high school, to get a job, to make meaningful friendships and offer weekly support. The groups are facilitated by psychologists who truly understand and support your child. Our highly experienced multidisciplinary teams lead these groups, focusing on building social skills, emotional understanding, and emotional regulation strategies. We also teach practical life skills that can be applied in all group sessions within the community, making the learning experience even more valuable. These sessions aim to support teenagers to make positive changes that will improve their relationships and life.
Key objectives for the group include:
- Tailored Support: Provide specialised social skills support for teenagers with ASD, ADHD, social anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, and those facing social exclusion.
- Skill Development: Focus on developing essential social skills, including effective communication, empathy, conflict resolution, and building meaningful connections.
- Emotional Regulation: Assist teenagers in understanding and managing their emotions, fostering emotional intelligence and resilience in social situations.
- Peer Interaction: Promote positive peer interactions, helping teenagers build self-esteem, social confidence, and a sense of belonging.
- Inclusive Environment: Create a safe, supportive, and inclusive space for teenagers to learn and practise social skills.
- Adaptive Strategies: Equip teenagers with practical strategies to navigate various social contexts effectively, including school, home, and community settings.
- Confidence Building: Boost teenagers’ confidence in social interactions, improving their overall well-being and relationships.
- Progress Monitoring: Continuously track and assess progress, adapting interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each teenager.
- Empowerment: Empower teenagers to forge meaningful connections, overcome social exclusion, and lead fulfilling lives despite social challenges.