Speech Pathology at our Geelong health clinic

Partners in Communication

Partners in Communication offer speech therapy, social skills groups and the SAS (Secret Agent Society) from Health e Clinic.

Sharon Gill (Director and Speech-Language Pathologist)

Sharon has over 20 years experience and works with a range of clients from early intervention through to adolescence. She has worked across a variety of sectors including Community Health, the Education Department and in private practice.

Her special interest is in the social cognition area and she runs social skills groups for varied age groups. She continues to enhance her expertise through participation in training programs and seminars and is currently involved in a research project to support social communication development amongst teenagers.

Sharon is accredited to work within the Helping Children with Autism, Better Start and NDIS funding programs.

 

Tess Carew (Speech-Language Pathologist)

Tess received her Master’s Degree from La Trobe University. She has experience working with children with speech and language delays in numerous settings such as primary schools and various communication clinics.

Tess has a special interest in working with children with social deficits and in particular enjoys running social groups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

She enjoys working alongside other allied health professionals and caregivers in order to help children reach their full communication potential. Tess is a highly driven and creative clinician.

SOCIAL SKILLS Holiday Workshops – GEELONG, January 2017

Early childhood and primary ages.

Partners in Communication is offering workshops over the summer holidays (16th – 18th January 2017) for pre-primary and primary school children.  These workshops will use the Social Thinking methodology as seen in The Incredible Flexible You®, We Thinkers®, Social Thinking and Me® and Superflex® (produced by www.socialthinking.com) together with the ‘Zones of Regulation’ by Leah Kuypers.

These programs are a social thinking curriculum for early childhood and are designed for 4-8 yr olds. Eligibility for enrolment will be determined following an interview.

Groups will be tailored accordingly to ability and age.   Minimum numbers will be required.

These groups are for children who start school soon, or are in their early primary years. They might have difficulties with:

  • Listening and attending
  • Initiating and maintaining conversations
  • Relating socially
  • Negotiating and compromising
  • Making and maintaining friendships

These groups aim to better equip children with the skills required to play with others, learn in a group and consider the thoughts and feelings of themselves and others.

 Group Structure

The groups are for 4 – 5 children together with a speech pathologist, occupational therapist and experienced assistants.

They run for a duration of 1.75 hrs, with parents returning 20 minutes prior to the end of the session for the feedback component.

Activities comprise:

  • Thinking with your eyes/ Joint attention
  • Interpreting the context/situation
  • Whole Body Listening
  • Expected/Unexpected behaviours
  • Social behavior mapping
  • Free play facilitating session goals
  • Social games

When: Monday 16th (AM), Tuesday 17th (PM), and Wednesdays 18th (AM) January

Bookings: https://teamup.com/ksc65de0fa7e5f291f and indicate your preference.

Where: Health e Allied Medical Centre, 264 Shannon Ave, Geelong West.

Who:     Sharon Gill, 0407 367 099

E: admin@partnersincommunication.com.au

W: www.partnersincommunication.com.au      

FB: partnersincommunicationptyltd

Costs: FaHCSIA/NDIS clients: $150 per session.  Non FaHCSIA: $135 per session, payments to be made in advance.