Playsteps focuses on social foundation and preschool skills.
It focuses on social foundation and preschool skills, and is run by a special education teacher and assisted by our trained educators. The sessions also include music and occupational therapy within our fully equipped OT room.
Parents are welcome to attend the group with their child, especially initially. However we are also aware that separation from parents can be an issue for children with ASD, so we do encourage parents to leave the program to give themselves a break. Children will be fully supported by the Playsteps team to help minimise the stress this process can cause. Parents are welcome to ask questions and seek support from the staff in the first session of the day. Such areas may include helping to manage challenging behaviours, setting up and teaching routines and facilitating new experiences.
With similarities to the Early Learning Program, Playsteps aims to provide students with opportunities to:
This is a fee based service and has a cost of $65 per session. This service is approved to access the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism Funding.
In 2017 there is currently an afternoon session on each Tuesday during the school term at 9.30am – 12pm. Numbers are limited to 4-5 children in the group. An afternoon group may become available later in the year.