Kids Meet is a place for children to come together and learn new skills.  Kids Meet is unique to Riverina Kids Therapy and consists of group sessions facilitated by one of our occupational therapists.  Kids Meet has been designed to build confidence, social skills, and engagement.  We will run a variety of group sessions, tailored to the needs of our clients.  You will not need to be a current client of Riverina Kids Therapy to attend - all are welcome. 

The following sessions are currently on offer. 

Weareheroes

We are heroes - Light it up! (12-14 years)

THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED

This program has been designed specifically for children, and groups vary depending on age.  The program helps anxious children to overcome their worries and develop individual resilience.  Each session will be run by a qualified occupational therapist and helps children and their families develop strategies for managing anxiety and dealing with worry. We Are Heroes helps children who find it hard to deal with change, panic about situations, have a sore tummy or are feeling unwell about new things, are not confident, or stress about situations that then decreases their enjoyment in activity. The sessions will help children to problem solve their worries, choose strategies that they can apply at home and at school, and help children to develop increased resilience and ability to 'bounce back'.  We Are Heroes program will run in small groups on a weekly basis.  Please click here to let us know if you would like further information or you are not able to attend the following group. 

The current group running in this program is listed below:

AGE GROUP RUNNING: 12-14 years of age

START DATE: Friday 26th May 2017

TIME: 3.30 - 4.30 pm

LOCATION: Riverina Kids Therapy, Suite 19/325 Edward Street, Wagga Wagga NSW

LENGTH: The program will run for five consecutive weeks

COST: $160 per child

ATTENDANCE: We want kids and families to get the most out of this program and beleive the best way for this to occur is for children attending to have a parent, carer or grandparent in attendance at each session.  If this will be difficult for you, please contact us to see what other options might be available.

What's included?

Each participant will receive 

  • 5 x 1 hour sessions with our trained occupational therapists

  • Weekly tips and resources for parents/carers

  • Fun workbook for children to store their ideas and strategies

  • Weekly tips and exercises to try at home (nothing like regular homework!!)

  • Follow up phone call from one of our occupational therapists after the program to answer any additional questions that may come up

  • Email support with our occupational therapists for the duration of the program when you need it

Funding available: This program is claimable under the Better Acces Mental Health initiative under Medicare.  To see if you are eligibel for this you will need to visit your local GP to discuss, and we will need a GP referral indicating that you are eligible for this Medicare funding.  The program is also able to be claimed on private health funds - please contact your health fund to see your cover for occupational therapy sessions. 

 

 

 kmkind

KICKSTART KINDERGARTEN

This program is for children who are starting kindergarten in 2017.  The program helps children to overcome difficulties with the variety of skills needed when going to 'big school'.  This includes taking turns, staying focussed, fine motor skills including pencil grip and using scissors, getting organised, following instructions, making friends, managing anxiety, and working in groups.  Each session will be run by a qualified occupational therapist and helps children develop skills to help them be confident at school and engage in the classroom and playground. Please click here to let us know if you would like futher information or to put your name down for further workshops if you are unable to attend the one below. 

The first group for this program is open for registration.  The details are as follows:

AGE GROUP RUNNING: Children who are currently in kindergarten at school

START DATE: Thursday 1st June 2017

TIME: 3.30 - 4.30 pm

LOCATION: Riverina Kids Therapy, Suite 19/325 Edward Street, Wagga Wagga NSW

LENGTH: The program will run for five consecutive weeks

COST: $160 per child

ATTENDANCE: For some of our other groups, it is best if parents also attend, but for this fun little group, you will not need to accompany your child within the session.  In fact, it works best if there are not parents in the sessions.  Parents/carers or other family members are free and welcome to wait in our rooms until the groip has concluded. 

What's included?

Each participant will receive 

  • 5 x 1 hour sessions with our trained occupational therapists

  • Weekly tips and resources for parents/carers

  • Weekly tips and exercises to try at home (nothing like regular homework!!)

  • Follow up phone call from one of our occupational therapists after the program to answer any additional questions that may come up

  • Email support with our occupational therapists for the duration of the program when you need it

Funding available: This program is claimable under some funding programs.  If you would like to know more, please contact Victoria in our administration team. The program is also able to be claimed on private health funds - please contact your health fund to see your cover for occupational therapy sessions. 

To register please click on the link here to complete your details. Payment is required prior to the group commencing, and you can pay at the first session if that is easiest for you.