Speech Ease Group Programs

We offer ongoing term groups and school holiday intensives that run all year round. To join our groups you will need to follow our intake and assessment process first, we will then inform you of which groups are suitable for your child to attend.

Social Communication Groups

We run social communication groups throughout the year. We place a strong emphasis on matching children or adolescents to peers with similar interests and language and cognitive skills. These social communication groups aim to facilitate fluid, interest based discussions and conversations, while also allowing some participants to practice their language skills in a more natural, interest led setting.

Our social communication groups are aimed to build on strengths and interests, and aimed to teach:

Self advocacy,
An understanding and awareness of one’s own reactions and emotions,
Perspective taking and how that differs
Self regulation, Self awareness
Problem solving skills
Figurative language

Literacy and Language Groups

Our literacy and language groups are tailored for children and adolescents with Developmental Language Disorders, Literacy Difficulties and Specific Learning Disorders. Our groups are grouped based on year levels, age levels, and at times also matched based on levels of proficiencies.

All our literacy groups will follow a systematic and synthetic phonics method or program, such as the Sounds-Write program. Other materials we use are: Sound Check, Multi Lit, Decodable Books, and step by step spelling. Clients will need to undergo various assessments with us first before getting matched to a group.

Parent Training Groups

We run Hanen parent training groups during the year as well.

Speech Ease Group Timetable

Grades 5-7
$120/per session
55 minutes

Weekly Thursdays 4:15pm-5:10pm
Feb 3 – April 7

Goals: Language, Literacy (decoding, blending, segmenting), Completion of homework
Suited to those with: Dyslexia specifically reading and writing, developmental language
disorder, academic difficulties

*New clients will require a pre-assessment prior to attending the program

Kinder, 4-5 year olds
Fee: $120/session
55 minutes

Weekly Wednesdays 1015am-1110am
Feb 2-April 6

Goals: Peer interactions, school readiness, expressive and receptive language, phonological
awareness skills, teaching of emotions.

Suited to those with: areas of difficulties in language, speech sound difficulties, strong family history of literacy difficulties

Grade 4-5
Fee: $100/ session
45 minutes

Weekly Tuesdays 345pm-430pm
Feb 1-April 5

Goals: Safe space for children with specific interests to connect and share ideas, hobbies,
Practice language skills, make friends, learn about self advocacy, make friends.

Suited to those with: special interests in gaming, an autism diagnosis, language difficulties
and may find it difficult to navigate the social world at school.

Grade 4-5
Fee: $100 per session
45 minutes

Weekly Wednesdays 345pm-430pm
Feb 2 – April 6

Goals: Safe space for children with specific interests to connect and share ideas, hobbies,
Practice language skills, make friends, self advocacy.

Suited to those with: special interests in gaming, an autism diagnosis, language difficulties
and may find it difficult to navigate the social world at school.

Grade 6-7
Fee: $100/session
45 minutes

Weekly Thursdays 345pm-430pm
Feb 3-April 7

Goals: Safe space for children with specific interests to connect and share ideas, hobbies,
Practice language skills, Make friends, self advocacy, presentation skills.

Suited to those with: special interests in sports, an autism diagnosis, language difficulties
and may find it difficult to navigate the social world at school.

3-4 year old children
Fee: $120/ session
55 minutes

Weekly Thursdays 1015am-1110am
Feb 3-April 7

Goals: For children with language difficulties and delays to practice their early oral language skills. Phonological awareness introduction. Development of play and peer interaction.

Suited to those with: Language delays and difficulties, specific interests in play, peer
interactions

Grades 3-4
Fee: $120/session
45 minutes

Fortnightly Saturdays 1015am-11am
Feb 12-April 9

Goals: Safe space for children specifically girls with specific interests to connect and share ideas, hobbies, Practice language skills, make friends, self advocacy, discuss emotions, problem solving.

Suited to those with: Specific interests, friendship challenges, difficulties with peer
interactions.

Fee: $120/session
45 minutes
Term time, after school

Register your interest and we will match the clients accordingly

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