Teens and young adults

Independence and feeling valued by family, friends and the community is very important as children approach adulthood. Our programs for teens focus on life skills, engaging with peers and the community and managing behaviours for positive development.

Muddy Puddles is a registered NDIS provider.
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Programs and services for teens

Gourmet

Skills building group

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When:  Mondays, from 4.00pm 

Where: Muddy Puddles

Who:  Young people interested in cooking

Term commences: 21 October 2019

 

This hands on program will encourage participants to develop self help skills whilst preparing food. Each session will have a set menu where the students will be supported to prepare, cook, taste and share within the group setting.

Snapshot

Drama therapy

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When:  Tuesdays from 3.30pm (primary ages)

              Tuesdays from 4.30pm (teens)

Where:  Muddy Puddles

Term commences: 22 October 2019

This program allows each young person to enter the world of imagination, symbol, dramatic play and drama.  The sessions consist of warm-up games and team building activities designed around Sue Jennings' developmental theories of embodiment, projection and role.  Participants will also explore elements of playback theatre and structured improvisation, intended to connect the imaginary play with their personal experience.  This program allows each young person to develop their social and interpersonal skills. 

Kick Start (Batemans Bay)

Fitness for mind and body

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When: Thursdays from 4.30pm

Who: 13-16 years

Term commences: 24 October 2019

Where: Rock on Fitness

Kick start provides a great way for young people to work on their physical and mental fitness. Combining fitness training and life-coaching, this unique program teaches strategies to build self-confidence, gross motor skills and resilience that will last a life time.

Each participant will leave the program with increased awareness of personal coping skills, social skills, self-awareness and healthy thinking habits.

Soundwaves

Music therapy

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

 

When:  Wednesdays from 4.30pm

Where:  Muddy Puddles

Who: teens

Term commences: 23 October 2019

With a current focus on song writing, beat production and recording, participants will build confidence, knowledge and friendships whilst exploring relevant topics and themes.  No prior music experience is necessary.

Youth Advocacy Group (YAG)

Skills building

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

 

When: Fortnightly on a Monday

Where: Muddy Puddles

Who: young people 16-24 years

We would like to start Muddy Puddles’ first Self-Advocacy and Advisory skill building group to ensure that all young people living with a disability have an opportunity to learn the skills that ensure they have their say on what matters to them.

By joining this group, you will learn how to advocate for your rights and the rights of others, design and implement community projects, advise the Muddy Puddles team and improve your social skills by attending outings with like-minded people.

Graze

Social group

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When: Monthly, on a Saturday 

Where: starting at Muddy Puddles

Who: teens

This social group for teenagers, focuses on gaining independence, building friendships and improving social skills.  We will meet at Muddy Puddles each month before heading out to a new social activity chosen by the young people. 

 

Contact us for more details.

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.

Psychologist

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

Louise Walker & 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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