SOCIAL SKILLS

There are many reasons why children and adolescents may experience difficulties interacting with their peers. Our social skills program is tailored around the group dynamics of the specific participants and their individualised needs.

Part of our program involves building a profile around each child by examining their individual strengths and weaknesses and (depending on their age) helping them identify these in themselves.

Our social skills programs can include support in areas such as:

  • Recognising their own and others emotions
  • Supporting the language needed to express and label emotions in themselves and others.
  • How to control behaviours and cope with stress, anxiety or anger.
  • Understanding how to join in with games and other social situations.
  • How to choose appropriate social groups.
  • Fine and Gross motor skill development in order to actively participate in social games.
  • How to deal with a declined request to play together and how to react to bullying.

The caring OSAH Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Counselling and Psychology team work together to devise tailored programs to support the needs of the specific groups.

Our team will also liaise with your child or adolescent’s school to ensure that awareness and advocacy of your child’s needs is recognised and there is carry over into the school context.

Please contact us if your child or adolescent would benefit from social skills support.