Social Skills group

When: Monday afternoons
Duration of group: 1 hour, 15 minutes for 6 weeks

Social Skills groups are a fun way for school aged children to develop their social confidence and skills in a supportive environment.

The group runs after school and includes play based group games as well as snack time as this is an opportunity for sharing and developing conversation skills. Children range in age from 6 to 11 years and are grouped based on their ability level.

The group is run by a speech pathologist and occupational therapist and is designed to target skills such as joining in, maintaining shared attention, turn taking and waiting, self-regulation, developing theory of mind (empathy and awareness of others), conversation skills (such as asking questions and telling), initiating and negotiating in play.