A place where many children and teens who experience difficulty fitting in with their peers, come to feel safe and learn the skills  necessary to improve their social world.

Through once weekly groups during the school year the KIDSLINK team helps children identify what’s getting in their way socially, name it, and learn strategies and coping skills to compensate for these difficulties.

Our social skills groups run throughout the school year.

Through once weekly groups during the school year the KIDSLINK team helps children identify what’s getting in their way socially, name it, and learn strategies and coping skills to compensate for these difficulties.

Skills that are focused on include:

  • Friendship skills
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Ability to control impulses
  • Conversation skills
  • Successful play skills

Our social skills groups run throughout the school year. Each weekly session is one hour in length and has a maximum of six participants facilitated by trained therapists. In their small groups, teens and children learn to relate and communicate with their peers using the language of art, drama, games and play.

 

The groups are designed to help children with social issues related to diagnosis such as, but not limited to, ADD/ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disability and Sensory Integration Disorder, gifted and talented children with a discrepancy between extremely high cognitive functioning and psycho/emotional immaturity. Many of the children mentioned above experience emotional stresses that affect their social functioning.

How To Begin

 

We conduct a one hour interview to give your family an opportunity to meet us, see the physical space where the groups take place and address any concerns you have. It also gives us the opportunity to assess your child’s needs and determine which of our groups best “fit”.

 

Please note that there is a fee for this initial interview, and parents and child should both attend the session. Contact us at Spencer Health on 02 9960 1222 to discuss your needs or contact us here.