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Click the button below or call the office on 02 4472 6939 to register your interest in a term group program.
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Jump-in

When: Group 1 - Mondays 9.30am to 11.30am
            Group 2 - Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.30am 

Where: Batemans Bay

Who: 3-6 years

Commencing: 16/17 October 2023

Facilitator: Jayne Edwards

Jump In is an early intervention group for children aged 3-6 years with a developmental delay or disability. Our team of skilled early intervention practitioners support your child's learning and development through a play based program, in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.

Priority areas:

  1. Playing with peers

  2. Focusing on group tasks

  3. Following instructions

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Songbirds

When: Wednesdays 10.30am - 11.15am

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 1-4 years and parents/carers

Commencing: 18 October 2023

Facilitator: Kim Edgar-Lane

Songbirds is a program for families with children 1-4 yrs and promotes the use of music to support child development and enhance the parent-child relationship. Songs, musical games and dances are used to demonstrate how music can be an effective intervention for developing social and communication skills, fine and gross motor skills and self regulation.

Priority areas:

  1. Social communication, e.g. turn-taking, waiting

  2. Expressive communication

  3. Enhancing the parent-child relationship through music

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Play Time

When: TBA

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay) 

              (May offer a program in Moruya if there is interest)

Who: 2-3 years

Commencing: TBC

Facilitator: Jayne Edwards

Developing play, communication and motor skills and upskilling parents/carers to support their child in natural settings.

Priority areas:

  1. Communication

  2. Play skills

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Secret Agent Society®

When: Thursday afternoon

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 8-12 years and parents/carers

Commencing: Term 1 2024

Facilitator: Abbey Endres

The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Computer Game Pack and Small Group Program help kids 8 to 12 years of age crack the code of emotions and friendships. Junior Detectives graduate from SAS equipped with the skills to feel happier, calmer and braver while making new friends and keeping them.

Priority areas:

  1. Decoding social norms

  2. Understanding emotions and self-regulation

  3. Developing conversation skills and friendships

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Build and Connect

When: Tuesdays from 3.30pm 

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who:   8-13 years

Commencing: 17 October 2023

Facilitator: Danai Keir

This program provides an opportunity for neurodivergent and neurotypical children to develop their social and communication skills in a structured play setting. Children have an opportunity to work on their turn-taking skills, social interaction, communication skills, language development, fine motor skills and problem-solving strategies whilst doing something fun like playing with Lego®!

The use of Lego® in structured therapy settings has shown to be effective in supporting children with autism to progress towards social communication goals.

Priority areas:

  1. Social interaction

  2. Communication skills

  3. Problem solving skills

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Teen Lyfe

When: TBA

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 13-16 year olds

Commencing: TBA

Facilitator: Michaela Burtenshaw

Teen Lyfe is designed to provide a safe place for teens to talk with peers dealing with similar issues with guidance from the facilitator. The participants will be provided the opportunity to have input into how the group will work and what themes the group will explore throughout the process. Additionally, participants will learn coping skills that will help them deal with stress, relationships, challenges, school and more!

Priority areas:

  1. Stress management

  2. Healthy relationships

  3. Self-esteem and confidence

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Gourmet

When: TBA

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 14-18 years

Commencing: TBA

Facilitator: TBA

This hands on program will encourage participants to develop self-help skills whilst preparing food. Each session students will be supported to prepare, cook, taste and share meals in a fun group setting.

Priority areas:

  1. Planning meals

  2. Meal preparation

  3. Tasting new foods

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Teen Connect

When: Mondays 

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who:   14-16 years

Commencing: 16 October 2023

Facilitator: Danai Keir

This program provides an opportunity for neurodivergent and neurotypical teens to develop their social and communication skills in a supported and inclusive environment. 

Priority areas:

  1. Social interaction

  2. Communication skills

  3. Problem solving skills

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