Inside Out Occupational Therapy School Partners

Melville Primary School

It’s a wrap! We have completed our screenings for 2018 and look forward to planning for 2019. This school has opened its doors to our therapy team and has facilitated on-site therapy for some of its students, reducing the disruption sometimes caused when traveling to sessions during the day. As an added bonus, our therapists can speak with teachers and the mutual sharing around the child keeps therapy goals on track.

 

Roleystone Community College

We continue to provide both Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy two days per week at this beautiful school. Lisa Adeney trains 10 Occupational Therapy students each year, contributing to the undergraduate development of school-based Occupational Therapy skills. The school’s Principal, Mark Brookes, strongly values the connection between education and health, and as such has secured funding to build two purpose build demountable buildings for the provision of specialised therapy at the school. Wow – what an amazing school this is!

Groups, Groups and More Groups!

January the 7th 2019 marks the beginning of our enriching group therapy program at Manning Clinic. Spanned across the day, several groups will be held to target what we know our children need and what our families have asked for – friendship skills, self-regulation skills, thinking flexibly, boosting fine motor and handwriting skills, coordination and motor planning skills and functional activities of daily living (self-care and self-management/independence tasks). Using different therapy rooms for planned activities, these groups will focus on the fun factor whilst teaching and reinforcing valuable skills – the essence of Occupational Therapy.

Note below that your child is placed in the age range they will be in for 2019.

Group Days and Times
(commencing Monday the 7th January)
Kindy Kids Can Group

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Early handwriting development/pre-writing skills
  • Hand and finger strength
  • Scissor skills
  • Pencil grip
  • Introduction to emotional regulation and Zones of regulation
  • Social skills
  • Classroom expected behaviours
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Primary Power

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Scissor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Handwriting development: Letter formation, name, introduction to letter sizing, sequencing alphabet
  • Hand and finger strength
  • Pencil grip
  • Introduction to emotional regulation and Zones of regulation
  • Social skills
  • Classroom expected behaviours
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
9-11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Machines (Year 1s)

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Handwriting development: alphabet sequence, letter formation, simple sentences, introduction to recounts/stories
  • Pencil grip
  • Emotional regulation and Zones of regulation
  • Social skills
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11.30am-1.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Critters (Year 2s)

  • Fine motor precision skills & upper limb posture
  • Gross motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Handwriting development: recounts, opinion piece, letters, narratives
  • Handwriting endurance and legibility
  • Emotional regulation and Zones of regulation
  • Classroom expected behaviours
  • Confidence, coping skills and resilience
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11.30am-1.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flexible and Fabulous (Year 3 and 4s)

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Written expression skills: organizing and planning ideas for writing, self-editing skills
  • Handwriting endurance and legibility
  • Emotional regulation and Zones of regulation
  • Cognitive flexibility, being adaptable and solving social problems
  • Classroom expected behaviours
  • Confidence, coping skills and resilience
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm-4pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owning It, Nailing It (10-13yrs)

  • Organisation/planning skills for homework, assignments, routine
  • Note taking skills
  • Study skills
  • Essay writing, editing, developing expressive language skills
  • Social skills, problem solving/resilience
  • Emotional regulation and self-awareness
  • Relaxation skills
  • Expected behaviours in middle/secondary school
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children do not have to be enrolled in every group each week, but parents can select and pre-pay for the groups that match their holiday timetables. Please call 0423 673 909 now to book, or alternatively hit this link to enquire online: https://www.insideouttherapy.com.au/contact/

 

 

 

Inside Out Expansion is Ready and in Full “Swing”

Manning Clinic is now double the size, having grown into more of Level 1 at 18 Welwyn Avenue. We are excited to announce that we have 5 beautiful and large therapy rooms – each has suspended equipment to help our children meet their sensory needs within sessions, and also spaces to facilitate calm and thoughtful participation in seated work. Despite the size, it still remains our sincere philosophy that our rooms are designed to replicate natural problem solving spaces, where parents and children can get ideas about how to use everyday equipment and things in their homes to practice daily self-regulation activities. We continue to work on inspiring children with activities that make them feel good inside and out.