Services

assessments

  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Learning Difficulties Assessments
  • Autism Assessments
  • Behavioural Assessments

support

  • Support can be provided to infants, children, adolescents and adults.
  • A holistic approach to therapy is taken providing support to families, schools and the community.  Support can occur in the office or if need be in the home or school.  Kindergarten and childcare visits can also be arranged.
  • Parents are encouraged to be part of sessions however there are circumstances where the child or adolescent is seen without parents.
  • A range of therapeutic interventions are utilised: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Reality Therapy and Emotion Coaching are often utilised.  However, Mindfulness techniques, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy approaches are also used.

Groups

Discovering Strength also offers a range of group activities for kids that help promote social skills and learning for our current clients. The groups are run by our registered Psychologists with qualified instructors.

Karate for children with Additional Needs

This is a specialised group that offers an opportunity to learn karate as well as social skills.  Operating in conjunction with Shindo Karate, this program is unique in that it provides an opportunity for participants to transition to regular classes when they are ready.  Participants are supported by Psychologists while progressing through a Karate curriculum.

 

basketball and cricket for children with additional needs

These individual groups encourage participants to learn how to play

 cricket and basketball whilst also learning important social skills. 

These groups teach children important skills such as teamwork and communication, so they are able to comfortably move to regular classes where these skills are valued. These classes are run by qualified instructors and are supported by Psychologists.

 

 

 

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STEM ClubSTEM club: Technology Group 

Our Technology social skills group has a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Participants will have access to robots, drones, 3D pens and more while they learn social skills.  Conducted in a group environment, the Club encourages members to problem solve, practice and learn important social skills, focus on specific tasks, participate in teamwork and regulate their emotions.  Participants will also have opportunities to learn basic programming.

Social Skills Groups

These fun groups provide kids with the opportunity to develop their social skills while undertaking a range of fun activites such as games, art, craft and more.  The groups also help kids to develop friendships, learn about team building, regulate their feelings, work on problem solving, learn new skills and generally have some fun! We offer a Lower Primary Group, Middle/Upper Primary Group and a Community Access Group.  Your therapist will help you decide what group is right for your child/teen.

science

  • This group looks at the questions of 'Why?' and 'How?' through fun experiments. In this group, children are able to participate in activities both individually and as a group whilst answering their the questions they are most curious about. 

relaxation

  • Instructed by a specialist, this group teaches children and their parents/carers the importance of mindfulness and relaxation.  Yoga is the medium where we explore various stretches, breathing techniques and visualisations.  The parent/child relationship is strengthened via poses that require partner work.

parent/carer support group

  • Our parent/carer support group brings together carers and parents who experience similar issues.  Together, participants are supported by a Psychologist to learn new approaches from each other so that people do not feel so alone on their journey with their children.  Topics of discussion are lead by the participants.  It is an opportunity to share feelings, insights and make some new friends.

our Areas of interest

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Asperger’s Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyeractivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Developmental Delay/Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Physical Disability
  • Hearing and Vision Impairment
  • Other forms of Developmental Disabilities and Acquired Injuries
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • School Refusal
  • Self Harm
  • Family Issues and Parental Separation
  • Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Confidence
  • Social Skills
  • Parenting Skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Knowledge of DEECD funding guidelines
  • Knowledge of services to assist people with injuries and disabilities find work
  • Transition planning (kinder to formal school – school to post school options)
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