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.  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.  Particpants are supported by Psychologists while progressing through a Karate curriculum.  Download the Information Sheet here

 

Enrolment for a term is required to participate.

STEM ClubSTEM club: Technology Group 

Supported by the Australian Government of Industry, Innovation and Science, the STEM Club focuses on participants interests in various forms of modern technology such as 3D printers, virtual reality and robots!  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. 

 

Full term enrolment is required to participate.

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, learn to regulate their feelings, work on problem solving, learn new skills and generally to have some fun! 

 

Our groups are run weekly on a per term enrolment, and we also offer ongoing groups for all ages running monthly (no ongoing enrolment is required for those).


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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