For adults with aphasia following a stroke. Adults living the community often find themselves isolated socially, especially those who have difficulties with their communication. Our communication group targets conversation skills, practical communication skills (phonecalls, using the computer), and specific skills (word finding, reading, writing). It is a fun group and an opportunity to make friendships with others in the group. These groups run once a month at the Southern Highlands Private Hospital, currently on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 10.00-11.30am.
We offer tailor made programs depending on the individuals in the group and use a number of programs including the ‘Stop Think Do’, “Secret Agent Society” and “Talkabout” programs. Social skills group currently running include aged 8-10 years and 10-13 years. We often run a younger group too for those in the early years of school, and can arrange a preschool program on request for small groups within the preschool setting.
Our literacy groups are shaped based on the skills of each group member. These groups are run once a week during the school term, or as an intensive program in the school holidays.
These sessions are offered once a week in Term 4, or as an intensive program in January each year. Key skills worked on in these groups include: listening, taking turns, telling news, pre-literacy skills, language skills including talking in sentences and more!
Getting ready for high school
This program is for children in year 6 wanting to brush-up on their communication and/or literacy skills ready for high school.