Social Skills Programs for Children in Melbourne Provide Experience in Groups
Every child deserves age-appropriate, targeted therapy that meets their specific needs. Social skills groups for children in Melbourne should operate from a holistic view of each child, including their preferences, challenges, family, and environment. These factors all work together to create a child’s experience of the world, and they should all be considered when trying to help a child integrate with their world. Kids Connect Therapy understands the importance of working at a child’s level, at their pace, with the tools they already possess. We’ve spent years working with kids, helping them achieve their highest potential through individualised therapy. Our programs incorporate principles of the DIR®/Floortime™ , and Social Thinking® models of therapy, we’ve made a difference in the lives of children and their families.
The DIR/Floortime® Model in Our Social Skills Programs for Children in Melbourne
DIR® stands for Developmental, Individual-Differences, Relationship-based – basically, it describes the techniques we use to enhance a child’s social and cognitive understanding and engagement. The goal is to build connections and engagement in a loving, understanding framework through positive, goal-directed interactions. Developmental means having realistic expectations of a child at their particular stage of development, keeping in mind the goals for the next stage. Individual differences are considered in every aspect of our programs, as children learn best when their individual learning profile, natural preferences and interests are considered. Relationship-based means that goals are best achieved through a child’s interactions with their caregivers and other meaningful adults in their lives.
Floortime® is the basis of how and where these interactions happen – usually on the floor in a child-led activity. Kids Connect Therapy’s social skills programs for children in Melbourne and the other therapies we offer incorporate principles of this model because it is evidence-based and proven to be successful. Two experienced therapists, usually an occupational therapist and a speech pathologist, lead our social skills groups. This ensures a global approach to improving vital social-emotional capacities. Children benefit from an increased ability to relate to others and exhibit better self-esteem, positive mental health outcomes, and improved overall well-being.
Why Choose Kids Connect Therapy?
We are a leading provider of services that increase social skills for children in Melbourne, thanks to our individualised approach. We are a registered NDIS provider and offer a range of therapy services that include speech therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills groups. Our focus is on helping children with challenges such as autism, speech delays, language disorders, and gross or fine motor delays achieve their maximum potential through therapies based on each child’s interests and abilities.
We focus on the whole child, with a team approach, and develop a therapeutic plan to help each child engage with the world to their maximum potential. For over eight years, we’ve been helping children of all ages, from infancy through adolescence, improve their skills and relationships. Our programs are family-centred and designed to meet the unique needs of every child we see. We are primarily clinic-based but also see children in schools, kindergarten, and at home.
For more information on our services, please contact us on (03) 9807 1114.