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2019 GROUP PROGRAMME

We run a variety of different groups through the year. To keep in touch with which groups we are running we recommend that you subscribe to our Weekly Bulletin by emailing us at the clinic.

Cognitive Behaviour Drama

6-8 year old males

Cognitive Behaviour Drama (CBD) provides a new and engaging platform to explore and practice the rules of social interaction, and develop competencies associated with communicative success. Children in the group participate in exciting fictional scenarios which encourage them to seek solutions to numerous problems that will lead them to an understanding of causal relationships (i.e., how a different course of action or behavior may affect the outcome of an interaction). They may be embarking on an adventure as the crew of a pirate ship, or explorers on the hunt for lost treasure – the theme emerges based on the needs and interests of the children in the group, with the story developing and unfolding over the duration of the program

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Exploring Worry and Calming it Down

8-12 year old females

Anxiety is commonly associated with ASD particularly in young people and may amplify the expression of some of the autism symptoms. This programme is designed for young girls on the autism spectrum. It aims to provide an understanding of what is a worry and help the girls learn a few tools to improve their ability to cope and manage their anxious feelings and promote resilience.

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Moving to Manhood

The Moving to Manhood group is full but please contact us to place your child on the cancellation waiting list.

14-17 year old males

Adolescent boys on the autism spectrum can struggle with the transition to manhood. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) brings challenges that can make this transition extremely difficult. In our years of experience with ASD we have learned that, for many, answers to the question: “Who am I?” are elusive, and yet these answers can provide the pathway to a satisfying and fulfilling life. We have devised a programme that assists males aged 14-17 years old to discover who they are and to provide advice on a range of issues raised by the participants and parents. Previous topics have included becoming independent, employment abilities, managing emotions and romantic relationships.

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Fun with Feelings Intensive Group

4-6 year old girls

The program is designed for girls who have an autism spectrum disorder and who experience difficulties with managing their anxiety. The program comprises of two groups that run parallel to each other, one for parents and one for girls. The aim of each group is to help the children to recognise, label, and manage their anxiety. The program was created by members of the Minds & Hearts team. Research studies examining this programme were published in the peer reviewed journals Early Child Development and Care and Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

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