School Holiday Programs

School Holiday Programs

Each school holidays Melbourne Child Development offers a variety of programs for children to engage with their peers and work on similar communication goals in a unique group environment with the specialised guidance of our Speech Pathologists. The groups are designed to be fun, while helping your child to improve their communication and develop important social interaction skills typical of everyday playground and classroom interactions.

What does each program include?

  • A pre-program assessment of your child so we can understand their needs, and a post program summary report of the progress they have made.
  • 4 days of programs, providing a unique opportunity for your child to work on their individually tailored goals within the supported environment of a group.
  • A 30 minute parent coaching session each day of the program aimed at assisting you to help your child generalise their new skills into everyday life.
  • The knowledge and expertise of Speech Pathologists with over 30 years collective experience.
  • Long enough sessions to give your child time to truly interact with the group and form relationships.
  • 1 hour to yourself…have a coffee or enjoy some quiet time.
  • And most importantly…something fun for your child  to look forward to in the school holidays!

 

SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS RUNNING IN THE JANUARY 2020 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:

 

Making Playmates GROUP 1 
Suitable for preschool aged children (3-5 years of age)
Dates: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th January 2020.
Time: 11:15am – 12:45pm (Parent Coaching each session 12:15pm – 12:45pm).

Making Playmates GROUP 2 
Suitable for preschool aged children (3-5 years of age)
Dates: Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th January 2020. 
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Parent Coaching each session 12:00pm – 12:30pm).

Ready for School 
Suitable for children 5-6 years of age
Dates: Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Friday 17th January 2020.
Time: 10:15am – 11:45am (Parent Coaching each session 11:15am – 11:45am).

Building Buddies 
Suitable for children 7-8 years of age
Dates:  Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th January 2020. 
Time:  1:30pm – 3:00pm (Parent Coaching each session 2:30pm – 3:00pm).

Hanging Out 
Suitable for children 9 – 11 years of age
Dates: Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Friday 17th January 2020.
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Parent Coaching each session 1:00pm – 1:30pm).

 

To register your child for the school holiday program please download the School Holiday Program Registration Form.

Completed forms can be emailed to our friendly client services team at info@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au. New clients who return their completed forms will then be contacted to schedule a pre-program assessment before the program start date.

 

Funding and Rebate Options for the School Holiday Programs

  • Helping Children with Autism and Better Start for Children with a Disability (FaHCSIA) – Children who are registered under this funding may use it for these sessions.
  • Medicare – Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) (previously named EPC – Enhanced Primary Care Plan) – Your General Practitioner is the person who determines whether your child qualifies for this program. These Medicare rebated session can only be used for individual therapy sessions and will therefore only apply to the pre-program assessment.
  • Medicare – Helping Children with Autism and Better Start for Children with a Disability – Your Paediatrician/Psychiatrist/General Practitioner (GP only for Better Start for Children with a Disability) is the person who will determine if your child is eligible for this program. These Medicare rebated session can only be used for individual therapy sessions and will therefore only apply to the pre-program assessment.
  • Private Health Insurance – Check with your Private Health insurer to see if you are covered for Speech Pathology Group sessions in your extras cover
  • NDIS – Children who are registered under this funding program may be able to use it for these sessions. Those with Self-Managed NDIS plans will have no out of pocket expenses. If you have a Third-party managed plan, please discuss with your plan manager about an out of pocket gap. Please note that Melbourne Child Development has decided not to become a registered NDIS provider – those with an NDIA managed plan will need to seek an NDIS registered provider.

Program Terms and Conditions

  • Enrolment to this program requires commitment to all four sessions.
  • An administration fee of $225 is required to enrol in the program for administration costs. This fee is non-refundable* and will be taken off the cost of the first session.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% of the per session cost will apply if cancelled within 24 hours of the session time. Cancellation fees are usually the responsibility of the parent/carer as most funding and rebate programs do not cover these.

*Should the group not proceed for reasons determined by Melbourne Child Development, any administration fees paid will be refunded.