Our occupational therapists run this school readiness program to focus on social skills, organisational skills, fine motor skills, emotion recognition, basic phonics and numeracy skills and of course – FUN!
The program is designed to help children have a smooth transition into school in a safe, friendly and FUN environment!
Topics we cover include; introducing themselves to the group (working on social skills), counting and recognising shapes, scissor skills, pencil grips, and so much more….
Sessions will run for 90 minutes over 9 weeks during the school term. Each week we will be focusing on a specific theme and work to complete set goals each week.
The typical session includes group time and basic school routine, fine motor activities, snack breaks and group-based games to encourage the development of friendships and increased social interactions. Following each session, parents are provided with take-home information with tips and tricks to support their child’s school readiness.
Our school readiness program is designed for children aged 4-6 to further develop their skills required for a smoother transition to school. It assists with the development of;
- Fine Motor skills: Pre writing shapes, ability to write own name and use scissors to cut along a straight line.
- Executive Functioning skills/Play and Social skills: The ability to sit on the mat for 10 minutes, share items, take turns, put hand up to ask questions, follow a schedule, identify your own body parts, and recognise emotions.
All new clients to Bloom Wellbeing will need to complete a 30 minute Group Program Screening Interview with our Group Program Coordinator prior to enrolling in a program. This ensures we place the client in the correct program to see them flourish. The Screening Interview costs $43.69 and is claimable under NDIS. Ideally, this would be completed with yourself, the parent/guardian.
Appointments can be booked online here, please put in the comments if it will be in person, over the phone or zoom. Or alternatively you can call the clinic on (08) 7228 0248
The full cost of this program is $1,083.01
A $43.69 screening consult fee is also payable.
Group costs may be claimable under your NDIS plan, providing the group meets your NDIS plan goals. This will be covered in your screening interview, if you want more information.
Please note: Agency managed NDIS clients will not be able to claim the cost of this program on their NDIS plan, as we are not a registered NDIS provider.
Our next School Readiness program will be held at the Port Adelaide clinic:
Term 4 – Friday morning at 10.30am with Kate & Emilee
15th October to 10th December
Please check out the Facebook event page here.