Group Therapy

Social Skills Groups

Preschool Social Skills Groups

Small TALK speech therapy runs the PALS social skills group program which focusses on teaching preschoolers how to play and socialise.

The program is designed to help young children develop a range of social behaviours that will help them develop friendships and get along with others. Storytelling, songs, games, role-play and activities are used to teach the children the various skills. The program runs for 10 hours, usually in school holidays intensive groups which run for 2 hours per day for 5 days.

The program consists of ten sessions, each one focusing on a particular skill. One skill builds on another so that the program gradually progresses to the more complex skills required for competent social interaction.

Registrations now open for intensive group program running in January 2018.

Please contact our team to reserve a place for your child in our next group.

Primary School Social Skills

Based on the well research social skills program developed by Alex Kelly, Small TALK offers the “Talkabout” Social Skills Program to school aged children and young people.

This program has 5 modules which include:

  • “All about Me” – Improving awareness of self and others, physical appearance, personality, likes, dislikes.
  • “Body Language” – Improving awareness and use of facial expression, eye contact, gesture, posture, distance, fidgeting and touching others.
  • “The way we TALK” – Learning about the different components of speech including volume, rate, clarity, fluency, and intonation.
  • “Conversations” – Learn about the different components of conversation including answering and asking questions, commenting, staying on topic and turn turn taking.
  • “Assertiveness” – Learn different ways to stand up for yourself.

Registrations now open for January 2018 and Term 1 2018.

Pre-Kindy Class

The small TALK speech therapy Pre Kindy Class helps children prepare for their transition to school. Children’s communication and social skills will be strengthened as a result of participating in the class.

The following skills will be taught during the class

  • Following a visual schedule
  • Following directions
  • Attention to tasks
  • Remaining seated
  • Sharing news
  • Participating in small group activities
  • Communicating in the classroom
  • Days of the week
  • Greeting others
  • Answering “wh” questions
  • Early Phonics
  • Rhyming
  • Letter sounds
  • Visual discrimination

Registrations are now open for our intensive Pre Kindy Class running in January 2018. 

AAC Groups

The small TALK speech therapy AAC Groups help children with special needs communicate with peers using their communication device.

This is an activity based unstructured social group. The speech pathologist/s will facilitate further development of the following skills using your child’s AAC device:

  • Greeting others and introducing self
  • Answering basic social questions
  • Sharing likes and dislikes
  • Retelling an event
  • Asking questions in play/activities (e.g. ‘what is it?’, ‘where is it?’)
  • Answering wh questions from stories and during shared book reading activities.
  • Making comments in play/activities

Registrations are now open for our AAC Groups running 8-12th of January 2018.