Secret Agent Society social skills program 

 

Registration for groups in 2019 is now closed. Please contact reception for further information regarding groups for 2020.

The Secret Agent Society (SAS) is a breakthrough program for children aged between 8 and 12 years that teaches social skills in a fun group setting. SAS engages children with its espionage-themed games and eye-catching resources. Children learn how to recognise and manage their own feelings, cope with change, detect other people's emotions, talk and play with others and deal with bullying. It features an animated 'secret agent' computer game as well as parent and teacher resources and information sessions to encourage children to use their new skills at home and at school. At the end of the program, the junior detectives will graduate as a 'secret agent', armed with the social and emotional tools they need to continue their work in the 'real world'. SAS is a fun, small group program which helps children learn how to feel happier, calmer, and braver! For further information about the program, and the research behind it, visit the Social Skills Training Institute website, http://www.sst-institute.net/ or watch the video below. 

The SAS program aims to help children learn:

  • How to recognise simple and complex emotions in themselves and others
  • How to express feelings in appropriate ways
  • How to cope with feelings of anger and anxiety
  • How to start, continue, and end conversations and play activities with others
  • How to tell the difference between friendly joking and mean teasing
  • How to manage bullying
  • How to cope with making mistakes
  • How to handle new situations and ask for help when needed
  • How to make friends

Who for? The SAS program is aimed at children in upper Primary School who need to improve their social and emotional skills, including those with Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism.

Facilitator? Natasha Eisenmajer, Psychologist

Where? The ASD Clinic, Suite 2, 830 High Street, Kew East

When? Please contact reception to find out when the next group is starting.

Program Format

  • Intake interview (1 hour). Before commencing the program an individual pre-program meeting will gather information about your child and determine whether the program will meet your family's needs
  • 9 child group meetings (90 mins each)
  • 4 parent group meetings (90 mins each)
  • 2 follow up sessions, at 3 and 6 months post-group (90 mins each). Includes a small party and graduation ceremony
  • Home missions: Children play the Secret Agent Society computer game between sessions and complete 'home missions' with parental guidance
  • Teacher tip sheets: Parents will be provided with weekly teacher tip sheets to pass on to their child's teacher. Teacher tip sheets provide recommendations for how school staff can support children's social development and create a friendly and caring learning environment.

Costs

The cost of the entire program is $2890. The fee is payable in full prior to the commencement of the program.

The fees cover the following:

  • Intake interview
  • 11 child group program sessions (9 weekly sessions and 2 follow up sessions)
  • 4 parent group sessions
  • Family kit and rewards: Family Kit purchased by the ASD Clinic from the SSI Training Institute. The family kit is required for the program and contains everything the child and family needs to participate in the SAS program

NDIS funding may be used if the family are self-managed or plan-managed.  Please note that for participants with plan-managed NDIS there will be an out of pocket expense for the family.

Medicare rebates are not claimable for this program when there are less than 6 children in a group. 

For further information please contact Natasha Eisenmajer at The ASD Clinic on 8851 3600 or reception@theasdclinic.com.au

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Registration for groups in 2019 is now closed . Please contact reception for further information regarding groups for 2020.



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Dr Richard Eisenmajer PhD presents:

Imagine having Asperger's Syndrome

A First Consultation DVD (length 103 minutes)

Drawing on his clinical experience and popular presentation style, Richard talks about the day to day challenges faced by people with Asperger's Syndrome and suggests a range of support strategies.