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 programs running in the school holidays.
Please contact our team to reserve a place for your child in our next group.
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:
Registrations now open for school holiday groups
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
Registrations are now open for our intensive Pre Kindy Class running in the school holidays
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:
A flexible group that is tailored to your child’s level of reading ability. It is designed to help children develop an interest in reading and to find books that are engaging for your child. During this group your child will be supported to:
This group is based on the evidence-based approach of David Koppenhaven and Karen Ericson who pioneer literacy for AAC users in the US.
Registrations are now open for our AAC Groups running in the school holidays
This fun parent and infant group (0-2s) is run by our creative speech pathologist Emily Hammond. Emily has two little ones at home.
She is Hanen trained and able to pass on a wealth of knowledge to parents during this relaxed group.
During this group your will