Groups for Social Skills for Children are run each term at Melvin Speech Pathology. The Talkabout program caters for pre-school aged children.
Talkabout is a comprehensive social communication program designed by Alex Kelly, a Speech and Language Therapist in the UK. The program is designed for children with social communication difficulties and is delivered in a group setting.
The Social Skills Program is carefully structured with user-friendly home practice ideas.
To ensure that children are placed in the most appropriate program, each child is assessed prior to the program commencing.
The program includes clear worksheets designed to encourage practice of skills at home in addition to lots of fun group activities.
Sessions start at 9:15am and end at 10:30am on a weekday. This allows time for children to then attend preschool/childcare.
Fully qualified speech pathologists run all programs in our new Social Skills Group training room.
Places are limited to 6 children per group.
We offer this program each term during the school year.
For families attending the program for the first time, we offer a Parent Information Session. This provides the opportunity for parents to meet the clinicians, discuss course content and review homework expectations. The parent session takes one hour and is run at the clinic.
The program runs for 8 weeks. Each session runs for an hour for the children, with an additional 10 – 15 minute feedback session included for parents at the end of each session. At the end of the program, an individual feedback session is provided for each family along with a report. The last session includes a party for the children, to celebrate their achievements in a social setting.
Information and Registration:
We offer a different mix of programs each term during the school year. The days and dates for each program can therefore change. For information on commencement dates or to book an assessment for your child, please call the clinic on 9889 9010.
Parents registered with FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism and Better Start can use their funding to access the Social Skills Programs.