Group therapy can be a great way to consolidate and practice skills in an engaging and interactive environment. We have successful run multiple school term and holiday groups to date.

Over the past few years, the interest in Hills District Speech Therapy groups has grown significantly. With a large majority of children already attending one on one therapy, groups are tailored to the needs of the children and groupings made accordingly to maximise outcomes for all. Lead by speech therapists and running for up to 2.5 hours, the groups are well coordinated and planned, highly motivating for all participants, educational for parents and a fantastic way to generalise skills beyond one to one sessions. We offer a range of group programmes during school terms and holidays in both face-to-face and online modalities, making our programs widely accessible for all.

Benefits of Group-Based Therapy

HDST continues to offer group-based therapy sessions given the growing body of evidence supporting this mode of service delivery and positive outcomes at the end of our intensives and therapy blocks. Some of these benefits include:

  • Acquisition of specific communication skills
  • Frequent practice of skills learnt in 1:1 therapy sessions
  • Improved social skill
  • Generalisation of skills to conversational levels (including carry-over of newly learnt speech sounds, sentence structures and conversation skills)

What’s the difference between individual and group therapy?

What group programmes are offered at HDST?

Written Expression Group

(Students in Years 3-6 & 7-12)

LEGO®-Based Therapy

(Children aged from the age of 5 – Early Teen)

Literacy Booster Groups

(Not Available in 2020)

Early Language Group

(Children aged 0-4 years old)

School Readiness Group

(Children aged 4-5 years old)

Social Skills Group

(Children aged from the age of 5 – Early Teen)

How much does it cost to attend a group?

Please contact our bookings team directly for more information on costs of each group by calling us on (02) 9899 7853 or emailing [email protected].

When is the next group running?

Our groups are offered during school term and holidays, both face-to-face and online. To find out more about when each group is running, click on the links above, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

Register your interest in our Term 3, 2020 Groups!

We are taking bookings for the following groups: LEGO Club, Social Skills Group, Early Language Group, and Oral and Written Narrative Groups. Fill in the form below and one our therapists will be in contact with you soon!