Social Skills Groups
At SPOT we love running group programs in order to support our clients social and emotional needs. We are excited to offer a variety of different groups tailored to different ages and stages, rather than "one size fits all." Contact us today to register your interest in upcoming groups!
In our Play Pals program, we will pair up two clients for joint sessions in order to target social goals. Pairings are thoughtfully considered by our therapists in order to achieve the best matches possible based on personality, age, communication level, and social skills goals. Play Pals is flexible in the number of sessions scheduled based on the evolving needs of both clients and their families.
School Readiness Group
Our School Readiness Group supports children transitioning to school to work on or learn fine motor skills used in the classroom. Children are supported by our occupational therapists to learn strategies to assist the development of hand strength to support their ability to complete colouring, drawing, writing and cutting activities. The children will also be supported to learn routines that are expected for school age children including putting their bag away and enjoying a snack together.
We Thinkers social groups have a primary focus of developing social skills, but within a group setting of 4-6 children. This program, while adaptable, will follow the We Thinkers curriculum, which was created by Michelle Garcia Winner (creator of Social Thinking!). Children will also be thoughtfully grouped in this program in order to achieve the best dynamic and outcome possible.
Lego® Social Skills Groups
Does your child love Lego? Our Lego Social Skills Groups is designed for children 7-13 who have a special special interest in these little blocks! Lego-based therapy (LeGoff et al 2014) is an evidence based approach that aims to develop social communication skills in children. The following areas will be targeted during your child's participation in this group:
Collaborative problem solving
Sharing and turn-taking
Ability to remain task focused
Team-work and friendship building skills
SPOT's Early Years Play Group
Our Early Years Play Group is a group for supporting and educating parents to develop their child's early communication, interaction and play skills. Parents and children attend the group to learn and play together. Parents will learn strategies and activities to use at home to promote language development.