‘What’s the Buzz?’ is targeted at individuals aged 5-10 years who have perceived difficulties with the nature of social interactions.
It has proven to be helpful for children on the Autism Spectrum, and those with language disorders, specific learning difficulties, Auditory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety or social phobias.
An initial parent/caregiver information session is provided. Participants then engage in a 16-session role-play and play-based group program that focusses on the development of their social skills, such as greetings, following instructions, Theory of Mind, engaging in a reciprocal conversation, and handling worry.
A vital component of successfully teaching the social skills is also clearly communicating the underlying social principles. A key social principle is targeted each week.
The following outcomes are worked toward as part of the fun, engaging, activity-based sessions:
Above information about the program has been adapted from the ‘What’s the Buzz?’ website: www.whatsthebuzz.net.au
To register your interest in your child/children attending ‘What’s the Buzz?’ at Autism SA, please fill out the below form.