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Group Therapy

At Soaring Health, we weave together therapeutic interventions and social connectivity in our group therapy sessions, creating a harmonious blend steered by our seasoned professionals who emphasise the crucial aspects of life and social skills. The customisation of these sessions is paramount. Our sessions go beyond conventional dialogues, incorporating a variety of engaging activities, both mental and physical, including of arts, crafts, and wellness exercises like mindfulness and meditation offers both mental stimulation and relaxation, catering to the holistic well-being of each attendee.

Paediatric care has increasingly recognised the myriad benefits of group therapy for children. Engaging in therapeutic sessions with peers allows children, especially those with disabilities to witness shared experiences, providing them with a sense of solidarity and understanding and shielding against the isolation that can arise from various life adversities. Our sessions intertwine educational elements, hands-on activities, and unwavering support, ensuring a well-rounded experience for all participants. Paediatric group therapy, thus, stands as a beacon of collective support, promoting holistic growth and emotional well-being for every child involved.

Available Groups

Handwriting Club
LEGO Club
Let's Get Physical
Ready, Steady, Soar!
Hanen Group

Group overview:Handwriting Club is a fortnightly, 6-week program designed to focus on the skills required for pre-writing and writing. It is aimed at pre-school and primary school-aged children who can communicate verbally. It is an opportunity for them to come together and work in a supported, small group environment to improve upon their overall writing skills. Various activities are incorporated into the group to work towards improved strength, clarity and application. Participants are assigned to the relevant group based on a pre-group assessment.

Age group: Pre-school and primary school
Facilitators: Occupational therapist / physiotherapist
Group dates: Term 1 commencing 1 March fortnightly, enrolments term by term.
Price/Costs*: $1,224.24 for 6 weeks plus 1-2 additional sessions for pre-screening assessment and post-session followup at OT rate
*Pricing is in line with NDIS price guidelines and subject to change.

Pre-writing skills targeted:
  • Strengthening skills
  • Grip position
  • Pressure on the paper
  • Letter formation
  • Letter recognition

 

Writing skills targeted:
  • Writing between the lines
  • Where to start with writing
  • Letter formation

 

Group overview: Run weekly over 8 to 12 weeks, LEGO Club is exactly what it sounds like: a place to build with LEGO. What sets it apart from other clubs is that, while playing, children learn important and valuable skills including verbal and non-verbal communication, teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, sharing, turn taking and expressing feelings in a healthy way. In other words, they develop social and communication skills and emotional regulation – all while having fun.

Age group: 6 to 14 years
Facilitators: Speech pathologist / occupational therapist/psychologist
Group dates: Term 1 commenced. Enquire for Term 2 Enrolment
Price/Costs*: $1,669.76 for 8 weeks plus 1-2 additional sessions for pre-screening assessment and post-session follow-up at the relevant practitioner rate (e.g. speech pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist)
*Pricing is in line with NDIS price guidelines and subject to change.

Key benefits/outcomes:
  • Improved communication
  • Increased engagement
  • Socialising with others
Skills targeted:
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Teamwork/collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • Sharing/turn taking
  • Emotional regulation

Group overview: Let’s Get Physical is an 8-week program designed to target gross motor skills, coordination and balance in children aged 5 to 7 with neurological conditions and developmental delays who can communicate verbally. It is an opportunity for children to come together to improve in these areas in a small group setting with a trained professional. The activities are designed with little people in mind and in a fun, welcoming and open environment.

Age group: 5 to 7 years
Facilitators: Physiotherapists, occupational therapists and allied health assistants
Group dates: Term 1 commencing 16 March weekly. Enquire for Term 2 enrolment
Price/Costs*: $1,594.88 for 8 weeks plus 2 additional sessions for pre-screening assessment and post-session follow-up at the physio rate
*Pricing is in line with NDIS price guidelines and subject to change.

Key benefits/outcomes:
  • Gross motor skills
  • Social and play skills
  • Improve confidence
  • Increase physical activity
  • School and PE readiness
Skills targeted:
  • Throw and catch skills
  • Balance and coordination
  • Jumping, hopping and skipping
  • Proprioception and visuospatial awareness
  • Achieving age-appropriate skills

Group overview: Ready, Steady, Soar! Is an 8-week program designed to target gross motor skills, coordination and high-level balance skills in children aged 8 to 10 years with neurological conditions who can communicate verbally. It is an opportunity for children to come together to improve in these areas in a small group setting with a trained professional. The activities are designed with little people in mind and in a fun, welcoming and open environment. Eligibility is determined by a pre-group assessment with a physiotherapist.

Age group: 8 to 10 years
Facilitators: Physiotherapists
Group dates: Term 2
Price/costs*: $1,594.88 for 8 weeks plus 1 additional session for pre-screening assessment and 1 additional session for post-group evaluation at the physiotherapy rate.
*Pricing is in line with NDIS price guidelines and subject to change.

Key benefits/outcomes:
  • Gross motor skills
  • Social skills and interaction
  • Play skills
  • Improve confidence
  • Increase physical activity
Skills targeted:
  • Throw and catch skills
  • Jumping, hopping, skipping
  • High-level balance
  • Hand-eye and eye-foot coordination
  • Proprioception and visuospatial awareness

Group overview: Run over 12 weeks and comprising 8 group sessions and 4 home visits, the More Than Words Hanen Group program equips parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social communication difficulties with practical tools to help their children to successfully communicate, engage in satisfying interactions and connect with the world around them. This unique program has been developed by expert speech and language pathologists at the Hanen Centre.

Age group: Parents and carers of children of all ages with ASD or social communication difficulties
Facilitators: Speech and language pathologists with specialised training from the Hanen Centre.

What you’ll learn:
  • Powerful, practical strategies to help your child to communicate during everyday routines and activities
  • How your child communicates right now and steps to take
  • How your child learns best and how to take advantage of these preferences
  • What motivates your child to communicate
  • How to turn everyday activities into opportunities for learning to communicate
  • How to help your child to understand what you say
  • How to develop your child’s play skills
  • How to help your child to make friends
Key benefits/outcomes for your child:
    • Improved communication and interaction during everyday routines and activities
    • A greater sense of connectedness and social inclusion/friendships
    • Improved behaviour due to reduced frustration with communication difficulties
    • More harmonious interactions within the home/family environment
    • Enhanced play skills

Price/costs*: Parents’/carers’ group cost including 8 group sessions and 4 home visits $4,180. A pre-screening assessment with your child (clinic-based or home-based) is billed in addition at the speech pathologist NDIS rate.
*Pricing is in line with NDIS price guidelines and subject to change.
Group dates: Enquire for enrolment and commencement dates

Healthcare Funding Types

NDIS

If you’re living with a disability, you’re probably familiar with the challenges of accessing the help you need. Not only can the required frequency of therapy can make paying fees unaffordable, funding provisions and onerous application processes can further delay treatment. At Soaring Health, we recognize the importance of accessing the therapeutic services you need, when you need them. As a registered NDIS provider, Soaring Health’s practitioners treat eligible participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). What’s more, our community coordinator and customer service team are well-versed in NDIS requirements and can help you to fast-track access to appropriate treatment.

Medicare

When you suffer chronic pain and persistent medical conditions, it can be hard to keep up with healthcare costs. Financial worries may cause you to forgo treatment that would relieve debilitating symptoms and improve your level of functioning and quality of life. At Soaring Health, we believe in removing barriers to you receiving the treatment you need. In the case of chronic pain lasting six months or more, we can provide fully bulk-billed treatment for up to five visits per year under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management plan or CDM (formerly called an EPC), so you can access the treatment services you need, when you need them, without being out of pocket.

T.A.C

Motor vehicle injuries can vary in severity from minor to life-changing. At Soaring Health, we strive to resolve all injuries caused by transport accidents and collisions. The services available to TAC clients at Soaring Health have been purposefully selected and tailored to address the physical, mental and emotional effects of injuries caused by road trauma. Part of our dedicated community division, this program of services is also designed to relieve the financial burden of your accident and ensure that you receive the treatment you need, when you need it, without out-of-pocket fees. You can access our services through the TAC as soon as you have a claim number, meaning you can dedicate your full focus to making an efficient and satisfying recovery.

My Aged Care

Many people associate the Australian government’s My Aged Care program purely with practical assistance with daily tasks and activities. But if you’re aged over 65, you may also be able to access Soaring Health services such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and home services fee-free through My Aged Care provisions, to enable you to maintain or regain capacities necessary for daily living, and relieve pain and conditions that may otherwise compromise your quality of life. Depending on your circumstances, you may ask your case manager to request these services as part of your support package.

WORKSAFE

Workplace accidents causing serious injury can be devastating. One minute you’re earning a reliable income. The next you’re plagued by uncertainty over when, or even whether, you’ll be able to return to work – not to mention navigating daily life with pain and physical limitations and facing out-of-pocket medical costs or delaying necessary treatment until your claims are processed. Part of the answer to how well you’ll recover depends on receiving the treatment you need, when you need it, and having a collaborative and integrated team of healthcare professionals who can work together to optimise your recovery and support your return to work and daily life.

D.V.A

Serving to protect one's country is a significant human act, but it can lead to lasting physical and mental challenges for veterans. Soaring Health works with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide veterans with comprehensive care at no cost to them, helping them return to civilian life. Eligible individuals can schedule an appointment by presenting their Veteran Card.
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