Chit-Chat Group

Chit-Chat Group

Mon 6 Jun 2022

Allambie Heights Campus
31/1/22 to 28/3/224.30pm - 6pmFortnightly on Monday
09/5/22 to 20/6/224.30pm - 6pmFortnightly on Monday
18/7/22 to 12/9/224.30pm - 6pmFortnightly on Monday
10/10/22 to 19/12/224.30pm - 6pmFortnightly on Monday
Port Macquarie Centre
26/4/22 to 21/6/223.30pm - 5pmFortnightly on Tuesday

Improve your daily living skills and become more independent

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

Teenagers will work as a team to design and create their own inventions, carry out science experiments and cook meals. They will practice conversational and other social skills with their peers guided by the Speech Pathologist.


Who is this program for?

  • Teenagers aged 12-17 years wanting to improve their:
    • Communication skills – using AAC systems, verbal communication
    • Social skills
    • Fine motor skills
  • Ideal for teenagers wishing to increase their participation in tasks that will help them with daily living


What does this program involve?

  • Activities such as making slime, playdough, volcanoes, and science experiments.
  • Cooking will be included at such a time COVID-19 restrictions ease.


What are the outcomes?

  • Build independence, strengthening bimanual and fine motor skills, sequencing, measuring, safety awareness, following written recipe/instructions.
  • Social skills: turn taking, asking appropriate questions, and waiting, following instructions and commenting / sharing opinions. 



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 2100
77 Lake Road
Port Macquarie New South Wales 2444