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.

Group Program Screening Interview: All new clients to Bloom Wellbeing will need to complete a Group Program Screening Interview with our Group Program Coordinator prior to enrolling to ensure they are placed in the correct program to see them flourish.

The Screening Interview will cost $43.39 and is claimable under NDIS, and can be booked online here, or alternatively call the clinic on (08) 7228 0248. Please write in the appointment comments whether you would like a phone, Zoom or in-person appointment. 

Prior to the first appointment please complete the online group client information form, which will be sent with the appointment confirmation email.

We ask that this appointment is with the Parent/Carer (Support Workers also welcome) only (no children) to allow us to talk freely about any issues or concerns. 

 

Total cost of program is: $1,083.01

This includes 8 x group program sessions plus program and resource preparation fee (to be billed with the first week’s invoice)

 

Our next School Readiness program will be held at the Port Adelaide clinic:

Term 2, 2022 

Dates: 13 May – 08 July, Friday mornings at 10.30am.

Please check out the Facebook event page here.