Gameplan – ConnX Social Skills

Hi all,

My name is Katherine and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist from Gameplan Education Strategies, a special educational and speech pathology practice in Brunswick East. I wanted to touch base as we are currently running a ConnX program – a social skills program for student aged 8-12, and are currently hoping to spread the word in our community in order to reach out to those students and families who would be interested in participating in this evidence-based program. We kindly invite you to share this information to any family, colleague and/or health professional that you feel may be interested. Please find information regarding this program below. If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

OVERVIEW

ConnX is a 10-week evidence-based social skills intervention program for students in late primary/early high school, who are interested in learning team-building skills and new ways of making and keeping friends. Our Gameplan ConnX team utilises the strong evidence-based principles of the Superflex®: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum to generate the best outcomes for our students. During each group session, students are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during socialisation activities. Students create Lego and art masterpieces, engage in collaborative team building and problem-solving activities, conduct awe inspiring science experiments, and much more! Each program is also tailored to suit the individual needs of the group.

KEY FOCUS AREAS 

Students will learn: 

  • Flexible thinking
  • Body and brain in the group
  • Different kinds of thoughts
  • Hidden rules
  • Expected and unexpected behaviours
  • Tiny/big/boring moments
  • Socially acceptable behaviours
  • Negotiation
  • Sharing
  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Conversation skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Inferential language
  • Academic learning skills for upper primary and early secondary  

WHEN 

  • Thursdays at 4:00pm-4:50pm (remaining Term 2 sessions – 10/06, 17/06, 24/06; Term 3 sessions commencing weekly from Thursday 15th July)
  • Saturdays at 11:00am-11:50am (remaining Term 2 sessions – 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06; Term 3 sessions commencing weekly from Saturday 17th July)

Please note: No sessions during the COVID-19 lockdown or school holidays.

WHERE  

All sessions will be delivered face-to-face at our lovely clinic at 140 Weston Street, Brunswick East (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

HOW LONG 50 minutes intervention with group feedback and individual feedback email delivered after each session. Please ensure your child arrives no later than 3.55pm each Thursday / 10.55am each Saturday.  Your child will be ready for collection at 4.50pm Thursday / 11.50am Saturday.
FEEDBACKParents will receive: Written and verbal feedback after each sessionA summary report at the end of the program outlining progress towards goals and further recommendations

OUR EVIDENCE-BASED CURRICULUM  Superflex®: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum 

PRE-PROGRAM ASSESSMENT Children joining us at Gameplan for the first time may require a pre-program assess​ment session of 60-90 minutes. An additional pre-assessment fee of $184.00 per 60min will apply.

CONSULTANTS Gameplan’s Consultants Lina Bernal (Thu), Katherine Costello (Thu), Alyssa Lim (Sat) and Nicole Scott (Sat) are the dynamic team delivering Gameplan ConnX.

FEES 

ConnX Term Program Subscription – Thursdays = $750.00 / Saturdays = $825.00

Funding and rebate options: Medicare, NDIS and private health insurance.

For enrolment information, please contact Gameplan on (03) 9417 3099 or email alyssa@gameplanhq.com.au  

For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.gameplanhq.com.au/social-skills-connx