Group Therapy Programs

At Happy Dots, we also provide group therapy for your children. Our group therapy programs run every school holidays and during the school term. These include school readiness programs, music and movement groups, motor skills groups, fussy eating groups, language groups and social skills groups.

School Holiday Groups

Diggin Dots

Diggin’ Dots is the group for craft and plant lovers. Come personalise a pot for your own plant to take home and care for.

• Social skills
• Following instructions
• Mindfulness
• Fine motor skills

Yoga

This group aims to introduce children to relaxation strategies and movements in a fun and social way. These movements may then be utilised by children and their families throughout their day to day lives to assist with achieving a calm, grounded and regulated state.

• Relaxation
• Self-Regulation
• Emotional Development
• Mindfulness
• Concentration
• Gross Motor Coordination

Crafty Kids

Crafty Kids is a social group that uses craft activities to target a child’s fine motor skills including manual dexterity and finger strength. By targeting these skills, children can improve their independence in other important areas, including pencil grip, using cutlery and doing buttons.

• Finger strength
• Bilateral coordination
• Manual dexterity
• Social skills

Let's Get Messy

Our lets get messy group is all about exploring and stimulating our senses through play. Designed for children ages 4-7 this group encourages sensory exploration while promoting social skills and creativity.

• Sensory exploration
• Social skills
• Play skills
• Imagination/creativity
• Attention span

Active Dots

Active Dots is a physical program addressing primarily gross motor skills, in a fun and active environment. Facilitated by an OT, this group is sure to address many areas of development.

• Gross Motor Skills
• Self Confidence & Self esteem
• Physical fitness
• Social Skills
• Hand-eye coordination
• Following Instructions
• Attention & concentration

Sensory Science Lab

In Sensory Science Lab your child, will engage and explore simple science experiments that are loads of sensory fun and also teach basic scientific concepts.

• Tactile Skills
• Problem Solving
• Motor Planning
• Visual Perceptual
• Attention Span

Little Picasso’s

This painting group allows your child to develop and express their artistic and creative side whilst learning basic painting techniques. A calming background ambiance will also encourage your child to relax and concentrate, whilst having fun!

• Artistic creativity
• Fine motor skills
• Attention and concentration
• Emotional Regulation
• Upper limb strength & shoulder stability
• Social interaction

Game On! (Junior)

This group aims to take our children’s love of video games and combines it with opportunities to develop skills that are important in everyday life.

• Social Skills
• Communication
• Fine Motor Skills
• Emotional Regulation

Game On! (Senior)

Game On for the older kids! This group aims to take our children’s love of video games and combines it with opportunities to develop skills that are important in everyday life.

• Social Skills
• Communication
• Fine Motor Skills
• Emotional Regulation

Creative Chefs

Learn how to prepare simple meals at home by yourself in this fun cooking class. You will learn basic preparation skills and get to eat the food you’ve prepared!

• Executive function – reading and following instructions
• Meal preparation
• Kitchen safety
• Basic cutting skills

Carnivale Circus Group

This group takes the fabulous excitement of the circus and encourages everyone to have a go at completing some tricky balancing acts, create hilarious animals, work together to put on a show and lots more!

• Gross motor
• Bilateral coordination
• Balance
• Communication
• Fine motor
• Cutting
• Pincer grip
• Manual dexterity

Minecraft Mates

Who loves Minecraft? It is a group program that children can attend to create minecraft characters using Hama beads. The group allows children to learn and work alongside other children with the same shared interest.

• Fine motor skills
• Hand-eye coordination
• Social skills
• Bilateral coordination
• Spatial awareness
• Executive functioning
• Visual perceptual skills
• Persistence and resilience

STEM

Our STEM group provides children with an opportunity to spark their creativity whilst immersing themselves in the basic principals of science, technology, engineering & mathematics. Children will be required to utilise their fine motor skills, strategic planning and imagination in an interactive group environment.

• Fine motor skills
• Following instructions
• Motor planning
• Problem solving
• Imagination and creativity

Our STEM group will be sure to impress!

Rockin’ Dots

Get excited for Rockin’ Dots! A musical & sensory experience that addresses teamwork, fine motor skills, rhythm and following instructions. Learn some basic music principles and work together to perform a simple tune by the end of the group. For ages 7+. Come enjoy rocking out and making music!

• Attention & concentration
• Social skills
• Communication
• Turn Taking
• Self Regulation

Superhero

Superheroes: Put on your masks and capes and come dressed as your favourite superhero to practice your skills!.

Week one will focus on your superhero strengths to fly through the sky, swing and jump over obstacles to build your gross motor skills.

Week two will develop your fine motor skills to create your own superhero mask and work on your hand strength and manipulation while building your teamwork skills! For children aged 5-8 yrs

• Fine motor skills
• Following instructions
• Motor planning
• Problem solving
• Imagination and creativity

Games Club

This group aims to take our children's love of video games and combine it with opportunities to develop skills that are important in everyday life.

• Social skills
• Communication
• Fine motor skills
• Attention span
• Social skills

Pokemon Pals

Step into a realm where imagination knows no bounds and friendship thrives, as we present to you the enchanting world of Pokemon Pals - a captivating social group designed especially for young adventurers and Pokemon enthusiasts!

• Gross motor activity
• Hand-eye co-ordination
• Social skills
• Following instructions

A social environment where kids can share their mutual love for Pokemon.

Under the Sea

Calling all little ocean explorers! Join us for an exciting adventure under the sea as we engage in a variety of fine motor and sensory activities designed to stimulate young minds and senses.

• Sensory Exploration
• Fine motor
• Social skills
• Imagination and creativity
• Attention span

Story Telling Superstars

Story Telling Superstars will support children to build story telling skills in a fun and engaging way. Children will be taught how to develop their own story and then will be given the opportunity to tell and act it out to the group.

• Social skills
• Following instructions
• Narrative retell and generation
• Vocabulary development

The Story telling superstars group is an engaging way to support your child's language skills using topics of interest.

Bejewelled

Get ready to unleash your inner artist! From vibrant threads to sparkling beads, you'll have a blast creating one-of-a-kind bracelets. With endless colours and patterns, there's something for everyone. Crafting is even more fun when you're surrounded by friends!

• Social Skills
• Manual Dexterity
• Hand-eye co-ordination
• Visual processing
• Following instructions
• Attention and concentration

Football Club

Football club is a group for kids who love to run around and pass a footy. Focusing on fostering a love for sport while prompting teamwork, sportsmanship, and fundamental skill development.

• Social Interaction
• Gross motor
• Motor Co-ordination
• Communication
• Following instructions

Lego Legends

Lego Legends is one of our most popular groups with a huge focus on social and fine motor skills in a fun, play based environment.

• Problem Solving
• Social Skills such as sharing & turn taking
• Fine Motor Skills
• Following Instructions
• Motor Planning

Dino Dots

Prepare to have a roaringly good time! For kids that live and breathe all things Jurassic, these dinosaur themed activities will assist in developing fine and gross motor skills whilst also learning fun facts about our long-lost dinosaur friends. Whether its digging for fossils, creating dinosaur craft or pretending to be a T-Rex these activities will make gaining new skills fun!

• Gross Motor Skills
• Fine motor dexterity and coordination
• Social skills
• Communication

Cookie Creations

Will you be the next MasterChef? Join us in working together to decorate and paint some cookies. You will get to take your creations home to enjoy and eat.

• Executive functioning
• Fine motor
• Kitchen safety
• Sharing and turn taking
• Social skills

Hama Bead Group - Disney

Let's get together to create our favourite Disney characters out of Hama Beads. What will you create? A princess, A superhero, Mickey Mouse, Toy Story or something else. This group allows children to learn and work alongside other children with the same interest.

• Fine motor
• Hand eye & Bilateral coordination
• Social skills
• Spatial awareness
• Executive functioning
• Visual perceptual skills

Aussie Athletes

On your mark, get set, go! Are you ready to welcome the Olympics in style. Lets make our own Olympic torches to take home, in a fun social group before we have our own torch relay to kick start the Olympic celebrations.

• Fine motor
• Social skills
• Gross motor
• Teamwork
• Coordination

Other Services

Telehealth

Telehealth options are available to families who live out of area or can not get to the clinic for a face-to-face appointment.

Outreach

We are excited to provide community outreach therapy to rural areas. Please enquire if this is something you are interested in.

Speech Therapy

Unlock the power of communication with our Speech Therapy services. Our dedicated team of certified speech-language pathologists is here to support individuals of all ages in developing effective communication skills.

Our Clinics

Cardiff

Raymond Terrace