Secret Agent Society Small Group Program

Secret Agent Society (SAS) Small Group Program is designed for children aged 8 to 12 years who have social or emotional challenges, including those on the autism spectrum, or with anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anger management difficulties, and undiagnosed range of social and emotional difficulties.

This evidence-based program is one of the most successful of its kind in the world, providing children with the tools and skills to change their everyday lives by making friends, and feeling happier, calmer and braver.

Watch how SAS can change your child’s everyday life

As a recognised and leading provider of evidence-based therapy, programs and services for people living with a range of neurological and physical conditions we are excited to now offer this world renowned social skills program.

Croudace Bay

Register your interest now to secure your place on the next program starting in March 2020. Limited spots available!

1300 888 378 or ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Authored by Clinical Psychologist  Dr Renae Beaumont, right here in Australia, SAS Small Group Program is regarded as one of the most successful programs of its kind in the world.

In 2014, SAS was awarded the Autism Spectrum Australia National Recognition Award for advancement to acknowledge the significant, positive impact the program has on the lives of children and their families.

TED Talk with Dr Renae Beaumont

A trial conducted at the University of Queensland has demonstrated the effectiveness of the SAS Small Group Program for both children who have social-emotional challenges, but who do not have an ASD (such as children with learning difficulties, ADHD, anxiety disorders and those who had not been formally diagnosed with a psychological disorder) and for those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The evaluation shown significant improvements in children’s emotional-regulation skills, anxiety levels and social functioning.

The SAS Small Group Program has a fun detective theme and taps into kids’ love of gaming. The program transforms tedious tasks with interactive award-winning resources, including:  

  • An animated ‘secret agent’ computer game 
  • Helpful Thought Missile action game 
  • Therapeutic Challenger board game 
  • Secret Message Transmission Device game.

SAS Small Group Program is a breakthrough social skills approach for children aged 8 to 12 years who experience social or emotional challenges.  

Fun, espionage-themed resources help children learn how to feel happier, calmer and braver. It also teaches them how to make and maintain friendships. 

The program results are extraordinary. 76% of kids who had significant social difficulties at the beginning of the program improved their social skills by the end or within 5 months. This is the most significant improvement ever shown for kids on the autism spectrum. 

The program teaches children how to: 

  • Recognise simple and complex emotions in themselves and others 
  • Express their feelings in appropriate ways 
  • Cope with feelings of anger and anxiety 
  • Communicate and play with others 
  • Understanding levels of friendship 
  • Cope with team work, games and ‘losing’ 
  • Cope with mistakes and transitions 
  • Build and maintain friendships 
  • Solve social problems 
  • Detect the different between accidents, jokes and nasty deeds 
  • Detect and understanding bullying 
  • Prevent and manage bullying and teasing 
  • Acknowledging personal strengths and goals.

Children aged 8-12 years who have:  

  • High functioning autism / Asperger’s syndrome 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Anger management difficulties 
  • Other general challenges with friendships, team work, conversations or staying calm.

People with autism see and feel the world differently. 1 in 68 children worldwide is on the autism spectrum and experience social difficulties. SAS Small Group Program equips children aged 8 to 12 years, who struggle with friendships and emotions, with the tools they need to make a real difference to their lives.  

In 2014, SAS was awarded the Autism Spectrum Australia National Recognition Award for advancement to acknowledge the significant, positive impact the program has on the lives of children and their families.

What does the program involve?

  • 9 small-group weekly club meetings plus 2 booster sessions for children
  • 5 parent sessions (includes parent information session)
  • Weekly missions, teacher tip sheets and Skill Tracker System to practise skills at home and school
  • Family kit which includes: SAS Computer Game, Cadet Handbook, Parent Workbook, Teacher Tip Sheet Pack, Gadget Pack and Drawstring Satchel Bag.

The SAS Small Group program is run at CPA centres by our trained SAS Facilitators and comprises:

  • 9 small-group weekly club meetings plus 2 booster sessions for children
  • 5 parent sessions (includes parent information session)

To support the learnings of the program, children are then tasked to continue learning and practise their skills at home through the SAS Computer Game Pack.

Parents play a significant role in the program and need to commit to attending group parent sessions and to oversee their child practising the computer game at home.  

Croudace Bay

Register your interest now to secure your place on the next program starting in March 2020. Limited spots available!

1300 888 378 or ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

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To register your interest, or for further information call 1300 888 378 or email: ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

I’m interested

 
My daughter Sarah did the course… and the difference was AMAZING!! Sarah made friends at school for the first time in her life. I am so pleased to say that Sarah is now just like every other child in her class.
Sarah’s mum, Marlene