The primary years

As your child enters the school environment they are faced with new and different challenges. School transitions can be difficult for some children. Developing positive strategies to support your child in the school environment and learning how best to communicate with the school can make all the difference to your child’s success and happiness.

An important part of the school years is making friends. We encourage schools to take a proactive approach to social inclusion and disability awareness so that your child can thrive and make real and lasting friendships. We can help you work with your school to promote disability awareness and inclusion.

Muddy Puddles is a registered NDIS provider.
Talk to us about your funding options and to find out if you are eligible for subsidies.
Programs and services for primary children


Social skills group

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule


When: Mondays from 3.15pm

Where: Online

Who: juniors 6-8 years

Term commences: 4 May 2020

Important social skills are introduced to the participants in a variety of ways, including discussion, visual cues, role play and game play. As a small group the children have an opportunity to practice the skill being taught. 


Social skills group

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When:  Mondays, from 4.30pm 

Where: Online 

Who:  Tweens and Teens

Commencing: 4 May 2020


This social group for young people, focuses on social skill-building, communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking, and resilience. Our program encourages social interaction and collaborative play by providing a safe space for kids to let their imaginations run wild, explore their passions and discover new ideas.


Drama therapy

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When:  Tuesdays from 3.30pm (primary ages)

              Tuesdays from 4.30pm (teens)

Where:  Online 

Commencing: 5 May 2020

Dramatherapy group programs use drama games, role plays, puppetry, story-telling and film making to help young people learn how to communicate and read social cues, whist increasing self-confidence, self-awareness and building social skills. The program will emphasis the importance of self-regulated learning and encourage the development of a positive sense of self for all participants.

Behaviour specialist

Kerry Patterson

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule


Specialising in strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families, Kerry Patterson offers practical advice to assist people with ASD to enjoy independent, fulfilling and happy lives. Kerry has worked for over 13 years, both in Australia and internationally, educating people about ASD to empower them to provide positive support to those with ASD.

Occupational therapist

Heidi Hanes & Christine Martin

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

Who: All ages

Occupational Therapists work with children to enable them to develop the skills they need for independence in play, self-care, learning, and socialising with others.  At Muddy Puddles, our occupational therapist can provide assessment and intervention for children who encounter challenges with play and social skills, attention and concentration, self-care ability, visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing abilities. We do this through fun, play based activities that focus on the goals of the child and their family.


Lisa Cassar

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

Who: All ages

Lisa Cassar is a registered psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and their families.  Lisa enjoys taking a team-based approach with families, schools and other supports and is passionate about helping children and families feel supported and empowered through learning new skills for life.

Speech & language therapy

Jessica Williams

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

Who: All ages

At Muddy Puddles our speech pathologists will work with you and your child to identify communication issues and provide the necessary strategies to develop their speech and language skills.

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