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Programs & Groups

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Developmental Screening

Do you have concerns regarding your child's development?

Collaborative Partnerships support children on the Sunshine Coast to access early intervention in their developmental journey, and are now offering no-charge Developmental Screening appointments for children under 5-years of age.

Developmental Screening will take 15-minutes and include a discussion regarding your concerns and passive observation of your child's;

  • Fine and gross motor skills

  • Cognitive function

  • Communication skills

  • Social skills and emotional regulation

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Secret Agent Society

Empowering your child to feel happier, calmer and braver

Secret Agent Society is a social skills program aimed at 8-12 year old boys and girls, to improve their social and emotional skills.

Designed for children with high functioning ASD and also children with ADHS and anxiety.

Throughout the 9-week course children will learn to:

  • Recognise emotions in themselves and others.

  • Express feelings in an appropriate way.

  • Talk and play with others.

  • Solve friendship problems.

  • Cope with change and deal with bullying.

The program is led by a trained facilitator on a 1-4 ratio. Combining gamified learning and hands-on practical skills. The program has been designed to captivate and engage children in their social and emotional learning.

Secret Agent Society is research based regarded as one of the most successful programs of its kind in the word.

For more information, please contact Collaborative Partnerships on 07 5220 8999 or admin@collabortivepartnerships.com.au. You may also like to visit sst-institute.net.

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Prep Readiness Program

OT Rach B facilitates Prep Readiness programs for children attending prep in the following year. Program runs Term 3 and Term 4, the year prior to starting prep.

A great participant for this group is a child who;

  • Is attending prep the following year

  • Is able to participate in a small group setting, with minimal support

  •  Is not likely to be an absconding risk and has basic safety awareness

 

The program will introduce;

  • Classroom expectations i.e. listening, following instructions, transitioning between activities, packing away, requesting help

  • Socially appropriate behaviours at school

  •  How to initiate interactions with others and make friends • Fine motor skills i.e. pre writing, shapes and colouring

Let’s Play Sport

Love sport? Join our team!

Karissa Marshall (Occupational Therapist) is a passionate advocate for “closing the gap for children with special needs to access sport without barriers”. In addition to being an Occupational Therapist, Karissa is a qualified intermediate Gymnastics Australia WAG and Aero and Trampoline coach. Karissa has previously developed a gymnastics program that aims to support children to engage in gymnastics prior to transitioning to a “neurotypical” class.

Karissa has developed an inclusion program for children aged 7-10 years who would like to develop basic sport and ball skills, in particular - catching, throwing, kicking, hitting and shooting hoops.

The focus is to enable children to learn and practice basic ball skills, to become familiar with the training environment, to learn sport etiquette and make social connections. Karissa can also provide coaches with strategies and recommendations specific to each child and/or training and general strategies that assist children who are on the spectrum or with common conditions such as; difficulty with following directions, motor planning, problem solving strategies and behavioural strategies.

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School Holiday Groups

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Cooking

  • Kitchen safety, including knife skills and hygiene practices

  • Measurement and use of utensils and appliances

  • Social Skills and team work

  • Following multi-step instructions 

  • Complete meal preparation (planning)

  • Increased self confidence

Diverse Movement

  • Gross Motor Skills i.e. throwing, catching, strength, coordination, motor planning

  • Learning rules of sports/games

  • Connecting with other children to develop social skills such as waiting, turn taking, communication, body in the group

  • Fun way to burn energy

​Nature

  • Build resilience and self confidence

  • Make social connections and build communication skills

  • Inter-connectedness between all aspects of wellbeing (physical, mental, social, emotional)

  • Restore focus and attention

Self Regulation

  • Opportunity to learn and practice self-regulation and social skills strategies in context with similar aged peers

  • Learn about emotions and some associated body clues

  • Learning calming strategies

​Ready for Prep

  • Classroom expectations i.e. listening, following instructions, transitioning between activities, packing away, requesting help

  • Socially appropriate behaviours at school

  • How to initiate interactions with others and make friends

  • Fine motor skills i.e. pre writing, shapes and colouring

Lego

  • Develop communication and social skills

  • Interact and connect with peers through collaborative play

  • Shared focus on building and working as a team to make creations

  • Develop fine motor skills and following directions

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