Kids Plus group therapy program

Our group therapy programs have a particular focus or theme each term. They are goal directed to ensure they meet individual needs.  We have groups running throughout the year for a range of ages and abilities.

Please note that these programs are only open to current Kids Plus families.

Group Therapy Age
Play Skills

An Occupational Therapy led group focuses early play and learning skills including turn taking, building and using their hands in a fun interactive environment, with songs and rhymes.  This group will look at early play skills and interaction with peers and parents.

Toddler
SOS

This group is run by an Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist and focuses on assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties.  These difficulties can include: picky eating, reduced food range and type (eg colours, hard to chew foods) or mealtimes that are a ‘real battle’.

Young School Age

(6-10 years)

Movers and Shakers

This Physiotherapy led group aims to improve movement skills including standing, balancing, jumping and climbing with song and dance.

Toddler
Early Communication

This is a speech therapist lead groups which focuses on early communication using parent child mother goose principles.  It is a fun interactive group which contains songs and rhymes to build on parent child interaction and extend communication skills.

Toddler
Kinder ready

Practice skills ready for Kinder including drawing, cutting and pasting with your peers lead by our OT team

Preschool
Playground Skills + bike riding

Build confidence in climbing, balancing and moving around the playground.  Improve bike skills on all types of bikes.

Preschool
Gym Fun

Learn new skills and develop climbing, balance and jumping skills in this Physiotherapy and OT led group which incorporates gymnastics and circus skills.

Preschool
Social Skills

This joint OT and Speech Therapy group teaches basic social skills including turn taking, asking questions and interaction with peers in a fun play environment.

Preschool
Running Group + Ball Skills

Improve you speed and technique for running.  The group content follows an evidence based therapy program from Monash Children’s hospital to improve running.

Ball skills will be included in this group in warm up and cool down games.

School Age

6-10

11+

Gym and Pilates

Build strength, control and endurance through Pilates and gym based exercises.  These activities will focus on whole body strength and endurance in a circuit style group.

School Age

11+

 

Pilates and Dance

Build core strength and control, while having fun through Dance, in this physiotherapy lead group.

School Age

6-10

Gym and Circus

Build whole body strength in our gym based circuit activities. Circus activities in the circuit will build co-ordination and strength.

School Age

6-10

LEGO – building

Is a speech therapist led structured group which promotes team building and problem solving whilst having fun with LEGO.

School age
AAConnect: Young adult group

This group is for young adults who use AAC with a focus on social communication, health and well being, advocacy and independence and is run every Friday morning at Kids Plus.

 

Young Adults