Friendships and relationships

 School-age children place great importance on friendships and relationships with their same age peers

They feel like they belong and share an important connection with others. Though friends are highly valued at this age, children still need their parents. In fact, family relationships continue to be the most important influence throughout the school age years. Encouraging and supporting friendships in children is a great way to help them develop important life skills including tolerance, empathy, care and compassion, problem solving and negotiation. This is also an important time when children are exploring their own self-identity and finding ways to express this.

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 social and emotional skills
  • Joining in groups
  • Making friends and joining in
  • Positive play and participation
  • Social language to build and maintain friendships and relationships with others
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff support school-age children and their families.

You can work with our:  

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

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of school-aged 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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