Social skills is the understanding of social rules and the ability to interact and communicate with others in both non-verbal and verbal ways.
Leap run social skills groups at a variety of skills levels. They are developed by Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists and facilitated with 2 therapists per group.
Tadpole Social Skills Group: Targeting early foundation skills such as greetings, listening skills, turn taking, joint play, eye contact, body language and coping with winning and losing.
Froglette Social Skills Group: Targeting further development of play skills including negotiating, listening to peers, compromising, asking questions and topic maintenance. This group is usually for kids in years K - 2.
Frog Social Skills Group: Targeting advanced social skills. Consolidating topic introduction, maintenance and change, problem solving difficulties in peer interactions, compromise and negotiation, developing stronger friendhships. This group is usually for kids in years 3-6.
Leap's Literacy groups are designed to support children who are struggling to learn to read, spell and write and are falling behind their peers.
Our Literacy groups are developed by Speech Pathologists using evidenced based Synthetic, systematic phonics and language development skills necessary for successful literacy success.
Early Literacy (k- yr 2): Phonological awareness skills of blending and segmenting, sound- letter correspondence, introduction of consonant diagraphs.
Upper Primary Literacy(yr 3 - 5): consolidation of blending and segmenting skills, vowel diagraphs and morphology (e.g. prefixes and suffixes).
Fine Motor & attention
Fine Motor skills are necessary for handwriting and self care skills.
Leap's fine motor groups are developed are facilitated by our Occupational Therapists to support children with their pencil grip, scissor skills and fine motor for self care skills.
Fine motor (k - yr 2): Pre-writing and handwriting, pencil grasp, strength and accuracy of fine motor movements, posture for handwriting success.
Fine motor (yr 3-5): Pencil grasp, fine motor strength and accuracy, writing shapes and posture for handwriting success.
Fine Motor & table top attention (k - yr 2): Pre- writing and handwriting, fine motor strength and accuracy, sensory regulation for attention during table top tasks.
School Readiness groups support children to have a successful start to school.
Leap run school readiness groups to support children in their start to school. They are developed by Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists and facilitated with 2 therapists per group.
Skills and goals targeted:
Social skills, attending and engaging in tasks while in a group setting.
Pre-literacy skills including sound and letter knowledge, blending and segmenting sounds.
Early Handwriting and fine motor skills practising holding pencil and drawing shapes for early handwriting, using scissors, opening snack packets and zippers.
Early Language workshops are aimed at providing parents with strategies and techniques to aid their child in developing early language skills.
Leap run workshops at various times throughout the year. These workshops are developed by experienced Speech Pathologists.
Educating parents on:
Typical language, speech and play development
How to engage your child and move them along the continuum of play skills
Stimulating early speech sounds
Specific language development strategies
Please click on the PDF link below for dates, times and costs of our upcoming School Holiday Groups.