Cooee Speech Pathology holiday group programs

School holiday programs with our Brisbane north child speech pathologists and paediatric occupational therapists

Each school holidays Cooee Speech Pathology absolutely ramps up the fun in Geebung! We create group programs relevant to the needs of the children that are attending the clinic at the time. We also love meeting new children in our holiday groups!

Why are groups useful? Well, because we have seen over time that kids love to learn in a team. Our child speech pathology and occupational therapy groups build confidence and allow children the opportunity to work on areas of difficulty in a supportive and encouraging format.

You can easily book online or contact the clinic for more information on any of the groups we are running!

When booking online select ‘any practitioner’ – and then move the calendar forward to your preferred month to see the available times!  Bookings are essential.

Upcoming Groups

June/July 2021:

Craft Groups

Kids LOVE our craft groups!  They have proven to be our most popular, and are fun ways to fill up the school holidays, whilst supporting fine motor and oral language skills.

Skills developed:
– social engagement opportunities
– fine motor skills
– expressive language (explaining and describing)
– written language (early writing skills)

Craft group activities vary each school holidays.  Contact us for full details.  These groups are 90 minutes.

Handwriting & Early Reading Groups (ages 4-6/Prep & Year 1)

This group is designed for children in their first year of school (Prep), who need support with learning their letters and sounds, and applying these skills to reading short words, and writing skills. Suitable children may be experiencing difficulty reading or writing any words, and struggling to recall letter-sounds learned in the classroom. Using FUN & explicit teaching & systematic, synthetic phonics principles we will target letter-sound knowledge, reading and spelling CVC words and sentences, according to levels that suit individual children. Parents can provide information prior to the group starting about their child’s level of letter-sound acquisition.
This group is also suitable for children using NDIS funding, please contact us for pricing as it may differ slightly pending on the plan, and age of your child.

To book for this group – please click here

Prep Readiness Groups

Build oral language, pre literacy & fine motor skills ready for school!  These groups are excellent for kids heading to Prep in 2022, targeting the dynamic skills children need to be able to use in the classroom.  This includes:
– narrative skills
– phonological awareness skills (readiness for literacy)
– whole body listening
– drawing skills
– practicing verbal expression with confidence!

To book for this group – please click here

Book Online to secure your place.

Other groups we offer – contact us for interest!

Prep Readiness Groups

Build oral language, pre literacy and fine motor skills ready for school!

Lego Based Therapy Groups

LegoⓇ based therapy is a type of intervention that is designed to support the development of social communication for children with social communication challenges. It uses a child’s interests and love of LegoⓇ to build communication and social skills. It is used to support children in developing skills such as turn-taking, sharing, listening, conversation, teamwork, shared attention and problem-solving.  A session involves two parts- half of the session consists of a structured build where a team of 3-4 group members take on a specific role and responsibilities. The second half of sessions involve free play and builds with LegoⓇ where the members can include others in their play or construct individually. The idea is to build collaborative play and communication skills that can be used across a child’s environments. These groups are only offered to clients currently attending Cooee Speech Pathology for therapy.

Interoception Groups

Interoception is our 8th body sense which helps us notice our body cues, link to an emotion and then helps us to be motivated to regulate.  These groups use focus experiments where children engage with  range of textures and fun activities to notice how different body parts are feeling.  Children will then be able to notice internal body cues and better understand their emotions.  These groups are run with a speech pathologist and occupational therapist in attendance.  This group is only available for current clients attending Cooee Speech Pathology for therapy.

Reading Comprehension and Writing Confidence (Grades 3+)

This is our longest-running group series, with many clients choosing to attend each school holidays to continue to provide that ‘extra’ boost some children need with understanding and expression with the written word. We target reading comprehension strategies and tackle writing by genre.

Other popular group speech pathology and occupational therapy for kids programs that we have run before include those below.  If you are interested in one of these groups – please let us know, we may be able to run it for you!

Phonological Awareness Skills (Age 4-5 )

This *new* group is targeting the vital pre-literacy skills needed for children to learn to read and sound out words. Best attended in the year prior to starting formal schooling as preparation.

Social Skills Groups – ages to be confirmed

We also offer parent workshops run by our  Brisbane north child speech pathologists and occupational therapist, aimed at helping parents support their children’s development.  Contact our friendly client care team for more information about which groups are on offer each school holidays.