Counselling Support for Parents and families.
We know raising a child with a disability, chronic health condition, learning difficulty, or a child that simply requires more attention than the others can be hard on a family.
Children with special needs require more attention and time, and parents can sometimes focus so much on this child, that they forget how important it is to pay attention to each other as well as to other children. There may be feelings of being overwhelmed, anger, uncertainty and exhaustion.
Life gets really busy when there is a child with special needs and the demands on your time become great. Time for the relationship and time for yourself are the first things to go.
Parents of children with special needs live with many difficult issues and frequently experience trauma, loss, and stress. In spite of these many challenges, parents are also adaptive and resilient. At Bridges for Learning we believe that supporting parents and families, is as important as providing therapy and early intervention to your children. If you are interested in any further information about our counselling service for parents and families, please contact us on 48614054 or email Lindy Dowe on firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Closure 2017
We will be closed from the 21st December for the holidays. We will be reopening on the 8th January refreshed and eager to begin a new year with you and your family.
STEM SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP- SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Does your child have an interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics?
Do they need support to develop their social skills?
Our STEM social skills group uses children interests in STEM activities to develop their social skills. They will be provided with opportunities to be creative, to problem solve and to work collaboratively with their peers. This small group setting will provide a naturalistic setting for social skills to develop whilst working on common goals with peers.
The group is suitable for primary school aged children aged from 8-12 years.
Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th October
Cost: $160 NDIS /HCWA/ Better Start funding can be used
Limted number of vacancies..
For more information please contact Megan Cuttriss on contact us
BOOSTING SCHOOL SKILLS -8 WEEK PROGRAM
Is your child starting school in 2018?
Do you have concerns about their school readiness skills?
Bridges for learning is offering an intensive 8 week school readiness program to be run in term 4 2017. The small group format is designed to boost the skills required for a smooth transition into Kindergarten. The program is suitable for children attending school in 2018.
The program targets:
• Pre-literacy skills including:
• Fine motor skills including:
Pencil skills and grip
Writing own name
• Functional listening and auditory processing skills
• Building concentration and attention for classroom
• Following instructions and classroom routines
Dates: 8 week program. Tuesday 10th October – 28th November
Times: 3:30- 4:30
Cost: $350 including brief report
Places are strictly limited.
For more information please contact Megan Cuttriss on contact us
Therapy Groups begin for 2017
Welcome back for another great year, we are counting down the days until we see you all again.
Term 1 therapy groups will start on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February.
Thursdays will be Stepping Stones and Step by Step groups.
Fridays will be Ready for School.
Confirmation letters for each child’s group and time will be sent by the 23 January 2017.
If you would like further information please contact us
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WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
Bridges for Learning has been selected to be a Transitional Provider for the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
As a transitional ECEI provider Bridges for Learning will be one of the pathways for children aged 0-6 to be supported under the NDIS.
SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
Once your child is eligible for an individual plan Bridges for Learning can meet with you to write your plan and then submit it to the NDIA for approval.
Once the finished plan is approved, Bridges for Learning can then meet with you to help you find the services you require to meet your goals.
WILL IT INCLUDE ANYTHING ELSE?
As a Transitional Provider, we will also be supporting families who have concerns about their child’s development. This may include:
-providing short term specialist support ( therapy/ special educator support)
-referring children and families to other community based support that will assist them
-completing assessments based on how your participates in daily areas of their life ( a functional assessment)
-assisting children and families to complete access requests for individual plans under the NDIS
– supporting other services in the community to include children with disabilities
For further information on the ECEI approach go to NDIS.https://www.ndis.gov.au/ecei/eceinsw.htm or contact Bridges for Learning directly.
Tutoring in 2017
Did your child have a tough year at school?
Are you looking for ways to help them develop their math, reading or general abilities in 2017?
Do you want your child to feel more confident with their learning and in themselves?
Book an appointment to speak with the experienced tutors at Bridges for Learning to see how we can work with you.
Contact us on 48614054 or Contact
We will all be enjoying time off with our families from the 22nd December until the 6th January 2017.
Staff will be back from the 9th January, so if you want to keep up the momentum with your child’s progress, organise some appointments in the holidays. Talk to your therapist or call the centre on 48614054.
Coming to Wollondilly in 2017!
From February 2017 Bridges for Learning will be offering alternating individual speech and occupational therapy sessions on Fridays in Bargo. Matthew and Rebecca will be the therapists who will be providing these sessions.
There are a limited number of sessions available in Bargo, so if you are interested in using this new service please contact the team at Bridges for Learning or speak with your therapist to book your sessions.
School holiday program
January programs are as follows:
Summer Literacy: For children who are about begin Kindy. This program targets phonological awareness (understanding sounds), the introduction of blending sounds to make words, vocabulary building and predicting skills.
Handwriting Helpers: Small groups to assist children with their handwriting, boost their confidence and increase their enjoyment of writing.
- Correct posture and pencil grasp
- Build hand and finger strength
- Teach letter formation,alignment, spacing and size
- Improve organisation of written work
Social Skills: these small groups will:
- making and making friendships
- working cooperatively with others
- negotiation and conflict resolution skills
For details about specific programs including dates and costs contact Bridges for Learning or call 48614054. Limited places available