School transition group for children with additional needs in Melbourne’s west

School transition group for children with additional needs in Melbourne's west

Starting school is a big milestone for most children and can be an even bigger step for kids with additional needs. Gateways Off To School Program provides support for children heading off to mainstream school in Melbourne’s west.

The program is run by a team of allied health professionals that may include speech pathologists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants working with a group of up to 12 children.

The program aims to introduce and expose children to school routines and expectations, practicing concepts such as:

  • Packing and unpacking bags,
  • Managing self-care routines (lunch, toilet, hat, sunscreen),
  • Telling news,
  • Lining up,
  • Turn taking,
  • Playing with peers,
  • Listening to and following instructions,
  • Transitioning between activities,
  • Group activities, and
  • Tabletop tasks.

When: Monday 13, Wednesday 15, Monday 20, and Wednesday 22 January, 2020 from 10am to 2pm.

Where: Altona Hub, 103 Grieve Parade, Altona.

Cost: Can be NDIS funded under Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living  (16 hours x $64.66 and 2 hours x $193.99)

To register your interest, please discuss with your key worker, therapist or contact Therapy and Inclusion Support Services Manager, Bernadette Walker, on 0409 581 421 or email