Forming friendships is an integral part of a persons’ wellbeing. Having positive friendships promotes confidence, comfort zones, social skills, language and listening skills, empathy and acceptance. Having the appropriate social skills is important in building and maintaining friendships. Social skills help us in everyday life to function within the community.
The Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist will be running friendship groups for all students. This is an opportunity for students to come together to work on social skills and form friendships.
At the beginning of each session students will be provided with afternoon tea and refreshments. Following afternoon tea, the students will have the opportunity to interact, play games and form friendships whilst focusing on their social skills.
Some of the social skills will be targeted include:
Friendship qualities (what makes a good friend? How can you be a good friend?)