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.

 

This January Holidays 2019, we are running the following groups!  Contact us to book your spot today as places are limited!

Prep Readiness Groups

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

In January 2019, Cooee will be running our annual “Prep Readiness” groups again!  If you have a little one entering Prep next year – these groups are perfect! They will focus on expressive and receptive language skills through story retelling and comprehension; early literacy skills such as sound identification and segmentation; fine motor skills such as drawing and cutting; and develop social skills in a group setting – fantastic for children entering the Prep classroom next year!

You will also get a booklet to take away, with tips, activities and ideas for how to help prepare your child for Prep at home. A “Prep Ready Pack” will also be available to purchase, filled with goodies to help your little one’s transition to the Prep classroom!

The groups are at 10:00am and run for 1 hour and a half – and packed full of fun activities for the kids!  

They will run on:

Wednesdays: 9th,16th, 23rd January

Fridays: 11th, 18th, 25th January

We recommend attending as many as you can, as skills will build across sessions.

Spots are limited, so call or email our client care team to secure your spots today!

Check out Lauren’s recent post on our facebook page for a video all about it!

3D Construction – Character Creation!

Design, Construct & Share!  Social skills, fine motor & expressive language.

Are you wanting to boost your child’s skills in the classroom?  Over the January (2019) school holidays, Cooee will be holding our new ‘Character Creation’ groups for children, recommended for children aged 6 to 12!

 

The Character Creation groups are being run by both our Occupational Therapist Bre and Speech Pathologist Thida. In these groups, children will spend 1 ½ hours planning, creating and constructing their very own character while working on a multitude of skills, essential for success in the classroom – including writing, fine motor, planning and organisation, problem-solving, descriptive language, and understanding of concepts – all while creating and constructing a monster character!

 

Each child will receive their own work booklet, as well as a take home pack filled with resources and ideas to further develop these skills at home.

Time: 10am to 11:30am (90 minutes)

Dates: 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd of January (2019)

Spots are limited, so get in touch with our client care team via phone or email to secure your spots ASAP!

 

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.

Fine Motor and Expressive Language (Ages 4-7)

Our most popular group! Led by our paediatric occupational therapist, this group targets handwriting skills, with the added fun of working on telling personal life stories and events.

Speech, Language and Drama Workshops (Ages 6-8)

Using creative story-telling as a beautiful platform for expressive language, children will work together to create, rehearse and perform a play based on common fairy tale themes!

Can’t find the group to suit your child’s needs? Call us today and we will design a group for you! 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.