Friendships and relationships

Between the ages of 3-6 years old, children are exploring the world around them and are developing their motor skills, communication, cognition, learning, social and emotional skills.

 Children are still very closely involved in their family group but are also learning to interact with peers and adults outside of their family unit. Building friendships with typically developing peers and other children with a disability is an important part of the preschool years for children with cerebral palsy and similar conditions.

During this time children learn important skills like expressing themselves, listening to others, sharing, taking turns, solving problems, managing conflict, and building awareness and appreciation of difference and diversity. Play is a big part of how children build friendships and relationships, especially at preschool and school.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Building communication and conversation skills
  • Building play skills including pretend/imaginative play
  • Building social and emotional skills
  • Information and advice about cerebral palsy, child development and the journey ahead
  • Making friends and joining in
  • Positive play and participation
  • Social communication to build and maintain friendships and relationships with others
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff support young children and their families.

You can work with our:  

  • Occupational therapists  
  • Physiotherapists  
  • Speech pathologists  
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of young children and their families. 

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community
  • At camps, outings and intensives
  • Or via Telepractice 

A small group session may be recommended. Groups can be attended in person or via Telepractice.

Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits. You can purchase supports using your: 

  • Capacity Building budget 
    • Improved Daily Living (15)
    • Increased Social and Community Participation (9)
    • Improved Relationships (11)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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