Hills District Speech Therapy is excited to offer a new holiday program – The Treehouse Club. Another fantastic collaboration between our Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy clinics, developed to support school-aged students.

UPDATE: We are currently taking bookings for 2022 April School Holidays.

About the Treehouse Club

The Treehouse Club is an integrated Speech and Occupational Therapy workshop that aims to improve your child’s fine motor, literacy, social, and play skills through an intensive 4-day program. This group is a great opportunity for students to generalise and practice skills from 1:1 therapy in a group context. Children who have previously attended HDST’s Term and Holiday SPOT Program are also highly encouraged to join! 

The Treehouse Club Therapy Goals

By the end of the group, your child will:

  • Recognise letters, identify letter sounds and correctly form all letters of the alphabet
  • Identify initial and final sounds in words in order to spell CVC words to construct a sentence.
  • Independently follow a routine including:
    • Following instructions
    • Initiating tasks
    • Persisting with tasks
    • Task completion
    • Requesting for help
    • Follow prepositions and temporal concepts
  • Demonstrate appropriate pencil grasp when colouring a picture
  • Demonstrate correct scissor grasp to cut along straight and curved lines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Wh questions (who, what, where, when and why)
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate social and play skills including:
    • Greetings
    • Initiate conversations
    • Persist with conversations
    • Initiate play with peers
    • Join in play with peers
    • Wait, share and turn take

When is the Treehouse Club running? 

The Treehouse Club will be offered during Terms 1, 2 and 3 school holidays every year for school-age children. Upcoming dates and times are listed below.

  • Term 1 2022 School Holidays – Group 1: 11th – 14th April 2022 (9am-12pm)
  • Term 1 2022 School Holidays – Group 2: 19th – 22nd April 2022 (9am-12pm)

Please be aware that all new clients to HDST, including clients that have not been previously assessed by a speech pathologist, will be advised to attend a 30 minute screening consultation that will allow us to determine your child’s abilities and tailor the groups to their needs.

How much does it cost?

Upon registering your interest online, or through your therapist (for current clients), our intake team will provide you with information on the specific costs for the program. Rebates are available for clients with private health insurance and NDIS funding. Please note that payments are upfront and non-refundable. 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Treehouse Club

Is the Treehouse Club suitable for Autistic children?

The Treehouse Club is designed to support children of all abilities generalise skills from 1:1 therapy and provide opportunities to improve their participation and performance in a school setting. Both our Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists have extensive experience working with autistic children and would be able to make adjustments where and when required.

How many children will be in each group?

The groups will have a maximum of 8 children supported by a Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Allied Health Assistant.

Does my child need to attend all 4 sessions?

Yes your child must attend all four sessions. This allows us to address all set goals during the therapy block, and provide the child with the appropriate number of opportunities to further their skills.

Am I required to pay for all sessions upfront or after each session?

Due to the large amount of preparation and organisational nature of the groups, all fees will need to be paid upfront. This will secure your child’s place in the program.

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