Chit-Chat Cooking Group

The safety and wellbeing of CPA clients is at the centre of our practice. In line with direction from the Australian Government around COVID-19, this program is temporarily postponed until the risk of infection is reduced.

If you would like to be notified when this program is back up and running, please complete the form on this page.

In the meantime, you can access your occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology appointments via our CPA Telepractice services.

Chit-Chat Cooking Group

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Allambie Heights Campus
27/1/20 to 06/4/204.15pm - 5.30pmFortnightly on Monday
29/7/20 to 23/9/204pm - 5.30pmEvery Week on Wednesday

Improve your cooking skils and become more independent

The Chit-Chat Cooking group is a therapy and skills based program developed by an interdisciplinary team to build a young person’s ability to develop basic cooking skills at the same time as developing and extending their communication skills through functional use of their alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems. 


Who is this program for?

  • Teenagers aged 13-17 years wanting to improve their:
    • Communication skills – using AAC systems, verbal communication
    • Social skills
    • Fine motor skills
  • Ideal for teenagers who are motivated to become more independent and wishing to increase their participation in meal time preparation and cooking skills. 


What does this program involve?

  • Meal preparation
  • Cooking and cleaning


What are the outcomes?

  • Goal based and individual to clients function and need.
  • Cooking skills include cutting, stirring with a focus on uni-manual and bimanual skills and support with task modification or environment modification as required.
  • Social skills include: turn taking, asking appropriate questions, and waiting, following instructions and commenting / sharing opinions. 


Register your place today

Limited spaces available, call 1300 888 378, email or complete the registration form at the top of this page.

Groups are term-based and will not run on public holidays. Dates and times are subject to change. 

This program can be funded by your NDIS package, under the following categories:

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187 Allambie Road
Allambie Heights
New South Wales