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June 2018

Who we are

Call us on 02 4472 6939 or visit www.muddypuddles.org.au
to register

INTENSIVE THERAPY PROGRAMS FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Mini Movers

(For years 4-6)
A music, movement and sensory program to get little bodies moving and grooving in healthy ways.  This workshop combines both music therapy and occupational therapy.

Thursday 19 July, 9.30am - 12.30pm
1 Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina
Cost:   $175.57
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Design Studio

(For years 7+)
Time to create!  Dream catchers and blanket toys are the products of this intensive therapy program focusing on developing fine motor skills and peer relationships.

Friday 20 July, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Muddy Puddles, 8-10 Sharon Rd Batemans Bay
Cost:   $351.18
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Soundwaves - Holiday Edition

(Tween/Teen music workshop, for years 11+)
Our music therapist will deliver a morning of song-writing followed by an afternoon of music and imagery to create, express and relax whilst building friendships.

Wednesday 18 July, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Muddy Puddles, 8-10 Sharon Rd Batemans Bay
Cost:   $351.18
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Graze

(Tween/Teen independent day out, for years 11+)
A great day out for young people these holidays.  Join us for a round of mini golf with friends, enjoy fish and chips on the back deck at the boatshed.. and there's always room for ice cream!  This intensive OT group focuses on gaining independence, building friendships and improvising social skills

Thursday 19 July, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Muddy Puddles, 8-10 Sharon Rd Batemans Bay
Cost:   $292.65
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Lego Connect

Taking expressions of interest for a lego connect group program during the school holidays 

Email leah@muddypuddles.org.au if interested.
TERM 3 PROGRAMS
The Early Years

Songbirds
Music therapy for children 2-4 years

By the end of the term, parents will have a repertoire of songs to use in day-to-day life with their child designed to enhance and develop communication, social skills, physical ability (gross and fine motor skills) and emotional wellbeing, whilst strengthening the parent-child relationship through a fun and engaging modality.  Register now for Term 3 online.

Songbirds starts Monday 30 July
11.30am - 12.15pm
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Jump-in
Early intervention therapy group

Our Jump-in early intervention group provides a high quality program for children aged 3-5 years with a disability or developmental delay who may have difficulty accessing mainstream pre-school services. This therapy based program has an emphasis on play-based learning, communication, language and social and emotional development. We work closely with parents and caregivers to develop individual goals for the child, as well as provide information and support to families regarding their child's development.

Jump-in starts Monday 30 July
9.30am - 11.00am

 
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Jump-start
School readiness program

Our Jump-start program in term 4 of each year follows on from Jump-in and provides opportunities for your child to develop the skills necessary for school and to assist in the transition into kindergarten.  our team of skilled early childhood educators and early intervention therapists support your child's learning and development in a safe, fun and nurturing environment to best prepare them for school.

Currently seeking expressions of interest for term 4.  If you are interested, please call the office on 4472 6939 and speak to Leah.
Primary Years

Games Club

Developing social skills

Our Games Club group program is designed for primary school aged children to learn and practice social skills.  Important social skills are introduced to the participants in a variety of ways, including discussion, visual cues, role play and game play.  As a small group the children have the opportunity to practice the skill being taught. Our Games Club program runs over 8 weeks.  Register now for Term 3 online.

Games Club starts Tuesday 31 July
3.30pm - 4.15pm
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Shake it off!

Music therapy for primary age

This program, developed by music therapist Kim Edgar-Lane for primary aged children, focuses on enhancing well-being and skill development through the use of music.  Goal areas such as motor planning, sequencing, verbal and non-verbal communication, self-expression and social skills such as waiting, turn-taking and leading, are all practised and developed over the course of 8 weeks. 

Shake it off  starts Wednesday 1 August
Batemans Bay Family & Child Centre

3.30pm
Shake it off Moruya starts Thursday 2 August
Moruya Primary School
3.15pm 

Book in now for Term 3 by registering online
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Tweens/Teens

Lego Club

Developing social skills

Muddy Puddles is excited to introduce a new small group therapy program for children 8 - 16 years.  Lego club uses the principles of Lego therapy to develop communication and social skills.  our program encourages social interaction and collaborative play by providing a safe space for children to develop their skills in areas such as body language, listening and conversation.

Lego Club starts Tuesday 31 July
4.30pm - 5.15pm


Book in now for Term 3 by registering online
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Kick-m

Fitness & Life Coaching for tweens

Kick-m provides a great way for tweens (11-14 years) to develop their physical and mental fitness. Combining fitness training and life-coaching, this unique program teaches strategies to build self-confidence, gross motor skills and resilience that will last a life time.  Kick-m is run in partnership with Rock On Fitness (Batemans Bay) and PCYC (Moruya)

Moruya group starts Wednesday 1 August
3.30pm St Mary's Primary School
Batemans Bay group starts Thursday 2 August

4.30pm Rock On Gym

Book in now for Term 3 by registering online
*Currently taking expressions of interest for Friday afternoon sessions at Narooma*
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The Cooking Club

Developing independent living and social skills

This fun and exciting program will cover many aspects of growing vegetables and herbs, preparing and cooking delicious healthy food, sharing food in a social setting as well as developing and understanding sustainability.  This hands on program will have a set menu where the students will be supported to prepare, cook, taste and share within the group setting.  This program is suitable for tweens 9 - 16 years.

The Cooking Club starts Monday 30 July
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Book in now for Term 3 by registering online
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Soundwaves

Music therapy for teens

Upper primary and adolescent participants will explore music through song-sharing, songwriting and instrument playing including percussion and ukulele.  This program aims to provide participants with enhanced self-esteem and confidence, improved music skills including a knowledge of ukulele chords and chart reading.  Kim also facilitates participation in verbal and non-verbal expression and an understanding of how these can support/improve emotional resilience and well being.

Batemans Bay starts Wednesday 1 August
4.30pm - 5.30pm

Book in now for Term 3 by registering online
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Snapshot

Drama therapy for teens 

This program allows each young person to enter the world of imagination, symbol, dramatic play and drama. The sessions consists of warm-up games and team building activities designed around Sue Jennings’ developmental theories of embodiment, projection and role. Participants will also explore elements of playback theatre and structured improvisation, intended to connect the imaginary play with their personal experience.  This program allows each young person to develop their social and interpersonal skills.

Book in now for Term 3 by registering online
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Please note:  Programs offered by Muddy Puddles are dependent on minimum group numbers. If a minimum number of registrations are not received, we may have to cancel the program
Other Services

Behaviour Therapy

Book now for workshop prior to one-on-one interventions

Kerry Patterson is a Behavioural Specialist who has worked with both children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders for over 13 years. She has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She has formal training in ABA, speech and language therapy, PECS, Son-rise, Floortime and TEACCH.  Kerry’s aim is to empower parents, carers, grandparents, educators, siblings and peers of children with ASD. Kerry achieves this by providing practical and understandable knowledge, information and strategies designed to allow these people to best support their loved ones. 

Workshop Saturday 16 June
(no childcare available)
9 - 12pm
Dr Mackay Community Centre, Moruya
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Speech Therapy

Book now
Louise Walker is very experienced in complex speech and language issues and is well-versed in a range of assistive technology for communication skills.  Louise is also able to make school visits after her initial hour long assessment if required.  To make an appointment, please call 4472 6939.

Psychology

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Julie Hollitt specialises in educational and developmental psychology for children. She is committed to helping families find the best path for their children and her adaptive strategies acknowledge that every child is unique.  To make an appointment, please call 4472 6939.

Occupational Therapy

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Heidi Hanes works with our children to enable them to develop the skills they need for independence in play, self-care, learning, and socialising with others.  Heidi can provide assessment and intervention for children who encounter challenges with play and social skills, attention and concentration, self-care ability, visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing abilities. Heidi does this through fun, play based activities that focus on the goals of the child and their family.  Heidi is able to visit your child's school if required.  To make a booking, please call 4472 6939.

ProACTive for Children

Register your interest

The ProACTive program is a series of parent/child workshops that work with parents and their children as they learn about anxiety and develop skills to help manage it.  We are planning to run this program for children aged 8 - 13 yrs and a separate parent program to run for an hour per week in the late afternoon. Please let us know if you would be interested in participating.

Parent Support Group

Special Events

 

Muddy Puddles Murder Mystery Night


A huge thank you to our volunteers for all the hard work that went into our Murder Mystery Dinner that was held last month at the Tomakin Sports and Social Club.  A total of 92 tickets were sold raising $2,400 for children in our shire to access Muddy Puddles services.  Everyone that attended the night had a great time. Big thanks to our actors: Denise Baker, Michaela Burtenshaw, Carol Bennett, John Partridge, Ruby Brown, Glenice Tulip, Tyrone Baker, Frances Thurston & Rob Thurston.
Muddy Puddles is offering support to families navigating the NDIS.
Please contact Cate on 02 4472 6939 to talk about how we can help you and your child get ready for their first NDIS plan or a plan review.
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