Headstart offer a range of social skills groups which are run periodically across our locations. All programs can be funded through NDIS or privately.
- Lego Groups
- Early Teens Social Skills Groups
- Adult Social Skills Groups
- Holiday Social Skills Programs
- Feeding Therapy Holiday Program
Lego Therapy Group
Age Group: variable
Lego groups focuses on the collaborative assembly of a construction project. There is an emphasis on verbal and non-verbal communication, joint attention, problem-solving, team work, sharing and turn-taking. These groups are run periodically. Typically, programs are offered during the school holidays. Please contact administration regarding future program availability on firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Teen Social Skills Group
Age Group: 12-16 year olds
This program is offered on the third Thursday of each month. Each session focuses on a different social skill. For example, conversation, greetings, friendship, conflict. The program is aimed at being both enjoyable and educational for all that attend. Participants contribute to the course content and thus tailored as much as possible to suit those attending. Please contact administration regarding future program availability and fees email@example.com
Age Group: 18+ year olds
The group provides adults with the opportunity to interact with others and develop their social skills.While many will have ASD this is not a requisite and anyone who is struggling socially is welcome to attend. Sessions are held on Tuesday’s each fortnight and typically run for 1 ¼ hours and are based at Wayville. Please contact administration regarding future program availability and fees on firstname.lastname@example.org
School Holiday program are offered periodically and vary each holiday period. Please contact administration regarding future program availability email@example.com
Feeding Therapy Holiday Program
Headstart run a Holiday Program using the SOS approach (link to FT service above) to Feeding Therapy during the school holidays. This program runs for 3 hours and costs $300.00 per child (age range 7 to 15 years).
The Program aims to use the SOS approach to increase a child’s variety and exposure to food textures as well as allow them to participate in a mealtime setting.
This is a great support to those clients who have previously received Feeding Therapy, currently receive Feeding Therapy or who would like to see if it is suitable for their child.
Following the Holiday Program strategies that can be used at home are provided.
Please contact administration regarding future program availability on firstname.lastname@example.org