Group Programs

Group programs at Can:Do 4Kids run regularly on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. These programs target specific skills which relate to your child’s goals.

Your therapist will be able to discuss these groups with you and assist you to select the group/s that best suit your child’s needs.

They also provide an opportunity to connect with other children and families on a regular basis, develop social connections and friendships.

Early Intervention

School Age Groups

School Holiday Programs available now! >>>

Parafield Gardens or Noarlunga

Age group: 2-5
Suitable for: Children with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities
Facilitated by: Occupational Therapist and/or Speech Pathologist
When: Parafield Gardens, Tuesdays 12:30 pm – 2 pm

OR

Noarlunga, Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Length of sessions: 1.5 hours
Group numbers: Maximum of 8

Children attend sessions with their parents.

About the group

Play to Grow will provide fun and meaningful opportunities for communication between the child and their caregivers as well as information about how to further support communication in everyday life.

The sessions are set up similarly to a community playgroup with the aims of supporting children’s development and wellbeing as well as providing parents with social opportunities and parenting support. The sessions are planned and facilitated by experienced therapists who are able to tailor the activities to meet the specific needs of each client and their family.

This program has been designed in response to frequent feedback from parents about a lack of comfort attending mainstream playgroups and group activities with their children.

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide

Age group: 0-2
Suitable for:
 Deaf or hard of hearing children working towards an oral language outcome
Facilitated by: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
When: Tuesdays 10 am – 11:15 am
Length of sessions: 1.25 hours
Group numbers: Maximum of 10

Children attend sessions with their parents.

About the group

Tiny Tots group sessions allow time for parents to connect and have a cup of tea while baby plays with a range of developmentally appropriate toys. The group also gather for music time with the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist who will guide families through a range of songs and rhymes. Families are provided with song and rhymes sheets to help them learn the words at home.

These sessions provide a safe environment for parents to connect with other parents of babies and young children recently diagnosed with a hearing loss.

Singing and music have many benefits for all children, but for babies, with hearing loss, the benefits are even greater. Song and rhyme help a baby’s brain make important connections for future learning. They form the foundations for language, literacy and mathematical learning.

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide or Noarlunga

Age group: 0-2

Suitable for: Children with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities

Facilitated by: Speech Pathologist

When:

North Adelaide: Tuesdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Noarlunga: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Length of sessions: 1 hour

Group numbers: Minimum of 4, Maximum of 8

Children attend sessions with their parents. 

About the group

Stay and Play allows time for parents to connect and have a cup of tea while baby plays with a range of developmentally appropriate toys. The group also gathers for music time with the Speech Pathologist who guides the families through a range of songs and rhymes. Families are provided with song and rhymes sheets to help them learn the words at home.

These sessions provide a safe environment for parents to connect with other parents of babies and young children recently diagnosed with a disability

Singing and music have many benefits for all children.  Song and rhyme help a baby’s brain make important connections for future learning. They form the foundations for language, literacy and mathematical learning.

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide or Noarlunga

Age group: 2-5
Suitable for: Children with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities working towards an oral language outcome
Facilitated by: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist or Speech Pathologist
When: North Adelaide: Wednesdays 10 am – 11 am OR Noarlunga: Mondays 9:30 – 10:30am.Length of sessions: 1 hour
Group numbers: Maximum of 10

Children attend sessions with their parents.

About the group

Music Matters is structured around routine and repetition, which allows children to feel confident in their skills and predict each song pattern and style. The group generally begins with a ‘hello song’ to indicate the start of the group and a ‘bubbles song’ to indicate the end. New songs are generally repeated weekly until the child is familiar and confident to participate with the actions, instruments and props independently.

The program provides children with hearing loss and their parents or caregivers with a holistic, safe, inclusive and language-rich learning environment.  The program allows parents to connect with each other as well as providing children with the opportunity to interact with other children with hearing loss.

There is a particular focus on promoting children’s listening, speech and language and social development.

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

Telehealth

Age group: Year prior to school entry
Suitable for: Any child with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities 1 year prior to starting school
Facilitated by: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist or Speech Pathologist
When: This program is run on Fridays during terms 1 and 2

Length of sessions: 1 hour
Group numbers: Maximum of 8

Children attend sessions with their parents.

About the group

When we think of reading we often think it is a visual event.  Learning to read is actually an auditory skill and children need to develop a strong foundation of phonological awareness (the awareness of sounds in words) before they can begin learning to read.

The Sound Hounds program will provide a supportive small group environment for children to be introduced to several key phonological awareness skills alongside their parents/caregivers as well as opportunities for parents/caregivers to learn how to best incorporate the skills into their daily lives in order to allow for further practice and consolidation.

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide

Age group: 2-5
Suitable for: Deaf or hard of hearing children working towards an oral language outcome
Facilitated by: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist or Speech Pathologist
When: When: Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Length of sessions: 2 hours
Group numbers: Maximum of 10

Children attend with their parents.

About the group

The program sessions are divided into two parts. The first hour of Talking Buddies provides children with a range of play activities that they can explore at their own pace. The activities promote social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development. Children can engage in painting, construction, play-dough, cooking, reading, song and rhyme, imaginative play, puzzles, water play and other learning mediums.

The second half of each session brings the children together in a small group for a shared story around the theme of the week. This shared reading experience incorporates songs and rhymes and encourages children to listen and attend in a small group setting. The children then participate in more hands-on activities with their parents to bring the book to life. Each child is given a copy of the week’s book so that they can take the book home and share it with their caregivers, reading it repeatedly.

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide

Age group: Year prior to school entry (follows on for sound hounds)
Suitable for: Deaf or hard of hearing children
Facilitated by: Teacher of the Deaf
When:This program is run on Fridays during terms 3 and 4.

Length of sessions: 3 hours
Group numbers: Maximum of 10

Children attend sessions independently from their parents.

About the group

The transition from pre-school to school can be a challenging time for all children and families. For children with hearing loss the early years of school present children with new challenges — academic, personal, social and auditory. Attending Bright Start will support children to start school with confidence can help set the foundations for future school learning.

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide

Age group: 5-8
Suitable for: Deaf or hard of hearing children
Facilitated by: Developmental Educator
When: TBC

Participants attend the sessions independently from their parents.

About the group

More information coming soon.

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide or Noarlunga

Age group: 13 to 18
Suitable for: Deaf or hard of hearing young people
Facilitated by: Developmental Educator
When: Various times, two Saturday events and one-weekday event during school holidays
Length of sessions: 4 block of 10 hours = 40 hours
Group numbers: Maximum of 15

Participants attend the sessions independently from their parents.

About the group

WHISPA (Web of Hearing Impaired Student Peer Alliance) is a peer mentoring and support group for students aged 13 and above who are hearing impaired and communicate orally. WHISPA events include workshops, recreational and social activities. The program is designed to empower young people with hearing needs at a time when they are transitioning into high school and adolescence.

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide or Noarlunga

Age group: 13-18
Suitable for: Young people with a goal to develop social skills
Facilitated by: Family Support Worker
When: Monthly events
Length of sessions: 2 hours+
Group numbers: Maximum of  15

Participants attend the sessions independently from their parents.

About the group

Youth Group events include workshops, recreational and social activities. The program is designed to empower young people with a disability at a time when they are transitioning into high school and adolescence.

Through participation in the events, they will have opportunities to develop their:

• social connection
• self-identity,
• communication skills,
• self-confidence,
• advocacy skills,
• social skills and building relationships with others
• making and keeping friends
• problem solving skills,
• resilience,
• life skills,
• teamwork and
• independence

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

Noarlunga

Age group: 5-8 yrs or 9-12 years

Suitable for: Children with ASD and/or communication or social difficulties
Facilitated by: Allied health therapist/assistant
When:  After- school Wednesdays 4pm – 5:30pm

Length of sessions: 1.5 hours(x10 sessions) = 15 hours total

Participants work in small groups during the sessions and attend independently from their parents.

About the group 

Using Lego, our therapists will teach children a range of skills, including turn-taking, sharing, listening, conversation, teamwork, shared attention and problem-solving.

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

Noarlunga

Age group: 8 -13 yrs

Facilitated by: Digital gaming leader and an OT or Developmental Educator.

About the group

When: Thursdays 4 pm – 6 pm

Length of sessions: 2 hours weekdays (school holidays)
Group numbers: Maximum of 5

Clients will attend the sessions independently from their parents.

About the group

Providing leadership opportunities for young people to share their interests, skills and knowledge of technology with others.

• Provide social opportunities for children and young people
• Provide an age-appropriate and engaging environment that encourages clients to develop their social, co-operative and communication skills

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

North Adelaide

Age group: 8-13
Suitable for: Deaf or hard of hearing children
Facilitated by: Developmental Educator
When: Saturdays 1pm to 3pm and one weekday 9am to 3pm during school holidays
Length of sessions: 4 block of 10 hours (2 x 2 hour sessions and 1 x 6 hour session) = 40 hours
Group numbers: Maximum of 15

Participants attend the sessions independently from their parents.

About the group

The CHAMPS program (Children with Hearing Loss Activity and Mentor Peer Support) creates a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment, empowering young people to improve their interactions and their social networks. Exciting and challenging events are chosen to provide opportunities to develop a range of social and life skills.

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

Noarlunga

Age group: 2- 5 
Suitable for:
Children and youth with sensory needs
Facilitated by: Occupational Therapist/Developmental Educator/Allied health therapy assistant

When: Thursdays 10:30 -11:30 am

Length of sessions: 1 hour
Group numbers: Maximum of 8

Children attend sessions with their parents.

About the group

This group supports the development of independent living skills, as well as social communication skills. Learning about food through touch, taste and smell can provide a positive sensory experience of mealtimes.

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest

Noarlunga

Age group: 2-5
Suitable for:
Children with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities
Facilitated by: Arts Therapist/Speech Pathologist

When: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Length of sessions: 1 hour

Group numbers: Maximum of 8

Children attend sessions with their parents.

About the group

This program is designed to provide opportunities for children with sensory needs to:

  • express feelings that may be difficult to verbalise
  • explore their imagination and creativity
  • develop healthy coping skills and focus
  • improve self-esteem and confidence
  • increase communication skills
  • share in a safe nurturing environment
  • improve motor skills and physical co-ordination

Download flyer >>>

We’re here to help.
Make an enquiry about our group programs now.

Register your interest in our Group Programs by clicking the button below.

Register your interest