Stop Think Do aims to take the emotions out of all problem areas (behavioural, learning, social and moods) and redirect the energy into problem solving. Emotions are identified and expressed early at the STOP stage, ensuring the brain has the opportunity to THINK about options to solve the problem, and motivating and skilling the person to DO it.
The Stop Think Do Program is internationally acclaimed with proven success.
Group Facilitator: Nadia Bachler (Psychologist)
Group Price: $75/hr TOTAL 9 hours (7.5hrs face to face, 1.5hrs clinical review)
Suitability: Autism Level 1. Ages 8-12.
Location: 2/3-5 Railway Street Baulkham Hills 2153
Enrolments Close: December 5 2019
Payments Due: December 5 2019
What to bring: Water and a snack
SOCIAL SKILLS and STOP.
(1) Learning new skills for meeting and talking to people.
(2) Learning about differences in others.
(3) Increasing awareness of oneself and self-reflection.
(4) Encourage positive communication
(5) Awareness of facial expression, voice tone, and body gesture.
(6) Understand reasons for feelings.
(7) Exploring ways of being positive and making people feel better.
(8) Understanding the causal connection between feelings and behaviour.
(9) Understanding bad habits people may use to express their negative feelings to others.
(10) Learn how to STOP bad habits
(11) Use the red traffic light cue and other reminders to STOP.
THINK and using our brain, as well as DOing IT!
(1) Learning cognitive problem-solving skills (brainstorming and consequential thinking) signalled by the yellow traffic light.
(2) Understanding that social problems are solved by STOPPING and THINKING about options and possible consequences before acting.
(3) Using shorthand terms like Cool, Weak, and Aggro to help accelerate learning.
(4) Appreciating that Cool leads to better consequences
(5) Considering other people’s feelings. (6) Choosing the best option and consequence at DO, signalled by the green traffic light.
(7) Learning new behavioural skills for putting options into practice.
(8) Recognising negative pressure, teasing, put-downs and physical bullying from others.
(9) Developing emotional control, cognitive and behavioural skills to deal with negative behaviour and pressure from others.
Do parents need to attend? No, parents do not need to attend.
We recommend parents check children in with the group facilitator in the group room at the scheduled group time and return 15 minutes prior to the end of the scheduled session for a group summary of what was achieved during the group program. Individual feedback forms will be provided at the end of the group program.
Can my child attend some of the sessions?
Unfortunately, children are required to attend all sessions to ensure they are able to build on the content learnt during each separate day.
What do group facilitators do during the non-face to face time?
Will we receive written feedback of what my child is learning during the program?
Yes, at the end of the program you will be provided with individual feedback on your child’s progress.
How can I pay for the group program?
NDIS and private Eftpos payments are accepted.
Is the program following an evidence based approach?
Yes, our programs are all evidenced based.
What is the typical structure of each day?
Groups begin with free time to allow children to settle and transition to the group. Children then participate in group time, allow them to meet new friends. The specific group outcomes are then practiced by the learners. Snack time gives children the opportunity for a break, toilet and have something to eat. Children then come back together to review group outcomes. Parents arrive 15 minutes prior to the end of session for combined parent feedback.
When is payment due?
Payment is due prior to the date that enrolments close, to secure your child’s position
What do therapist’s do during Session Preparation/Evaluation Time?
Therapists will evaluate your child’s progress, write up feedback forms, email relevant worksheets if necessary and prepare any necessary resources