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Stop Think Do! Group Program for 4 – 6 years olds

People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Stephen Hawking

Stop. Think. Do. is a social skills group designed to empower children by teaching them to develop self-control, decision making, responsibility, leadership and friendship-making skills. The program aims to improve children’s social skills and friendship abilities, develop cooperative classrooms, schools and homes, and support children to develop strong emotional intelligence and self-esteem.

Dependent children are often stuck at the ‘STOP’ step, as they tend not to think or do much for themselves. Shy, anxious children are stuck at the ‘THINK’ step, as they often think too much about what could happen. Impulsive, aggressive children are stuck at the ‘DO’ step, because they rarely stop to think about consequences or the impact of their actions. The program aims to help children move through all the steps, with positive feedback and support from adults and peers incorporated.

It is led by our fully qualified and experienced Program Facilitator, Registered Psychologist Lucy Tchepak.

This manualised program is suitable for children with regulation, anger, confidence and/or social communication difficulties, including children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Anxiety Disorder.

Program is designed for children with difficulties in the following areas:

  • awareness of space eg. personal space
  • emotional and behavioural regulation
  • social communication
  • sharing
  • waiting
  • taking turns
  • listening to others
  • following directions and instructions
  • identifying and managing emotions in self and others
  • responding to peers
  • conflict resolution and problem solving

Our Stop. Think. Do program aims to help your child build strong and safe relationships with their peers and the adults around them. Each group is deliberately kept small to maximize the learning opportunities for your child, and to create a supportive environment.

Stop. Think. Do. is run over seven weeks on Saturday mornings every term at our clinic.

For information on commencement dates or to book a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation with our Principal

Psychologist to discuss suitability, please call the clinic on 02-9501 0286.

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