Groups & Sessions

Parent Presentations, Group Session Events and School Ready Checks.

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JOTS Groups & Sessions

Join us across the year when we host a range of workshops, presentations and short courses.

PARENT PRESENTATIONS
GROUP SESSIONS
SCHOOL READY CHECKS

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Parent Presentations

JOTS Back To School

Back to School : September 2023

Learn about developmental milestones for the 4 – 6 year old age group and how you can help support your child towards independence for their age and stage of development.  Learn how to help you child with skills such as:  shoe lace tying, cutting, colouring, dressing skills and. . . how to achieve smooth transitions.  

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Core Strength Assessment

  Core Strength : December 2023

Learn all about core strength and why it is so important for your child.  Aimed for parents of children from preschool through to primary school. Come and learn why core strength is fundamental for successful participation in play and learning.

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Funny Looking Grasp

Funny Looking Grasp : December 2023

If  your 4–8 year old is holding their pencil in an awkward way and they seem to be struggling with handwriting –  this presentation will shed some insight and aha moments where you will be able to walk away with ideas to help.   

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Picky Anxious eater

Picky & Anxious Eaters : March 2024

Do you worry that your child does not eat enough food? Or rejects certain types of food? Does it affect the whole family? This presentation will help you understand why your child may be a picky or anxious eater and you will go away with some helpful hints and tips for immediate use at  home.  

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Group Sessions

Back To School 4-7

Back to School Skills (4-7 Year Olds) : September 2023

Three important school skills are being taught across three weekends.  For one hour on a Saturday and Sunday your child can learn to:

  • tie their shoe laces (Weekend 1)
  • how to hold and use scissors correctly (Weekend 2)
  • strengthen their hands for colouring, drawing and writing (Weekend 3)

Register your child to learn a specific skill over a 2 day weekend or sign them up for 2 days across all three weekends.  

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Cursive For Beginners

Cursive For Beginners (8-10 Year Olds) : Oct/Nov 2023

An eight week after school session using the Handwriting Without Tears method to teach your child cursive handwriting. 

A developmentally suitable programme, which uses consistent language and motor patterns to form letters and words.  This is a perfect and fun introduction to joined up handwriting.  Books are included in the cost of the 8 week course.

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Cursive For Success

Cursive For Success (middle and high schoolers) : Oct/Nov 2023

An eight week after school session which uses a more advanced level of the Handwriting Without Tears method to review and refine cursive techniques.

This is a good session for those who would like to improve on their handwriting speed and legibility for note taking, regular classwork, formal assignments or test taking.  Books are included in the cost of the 8 week course.

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Self Regulation Assessment

In the Zone:  Self-Regulation and Study Skills (middle and high schoolers): Jan/Feb 2024

To kick off Term 2, this  8 week bespoke course aims to help students learn to identify their various internal states (e.g. anxiety, frustration, lethargy, calm and readiness) and how to regulate these in preparation for study and test taking.  

The course begins with an emphasis on interoception (how your body feels what’s going on inside) and moves towards skills for studying.  Separate groups for middle and high schoolers can be offered.     

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School Ready Checks

Children's Pre School Checks

School Ready Checks (3-5 Year Olds) : May, June & July 2024

This is a service aimed to support parents of children from 3 – 5 years.  A 60 minute visit with an occupational therapist: 40 minutes to look at functional skills for school, self-care and play; 20 minutes of feedback with summary and recommendations to take away.

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Want to know more about our sessions?

If you have any questions about any of our presentations, group sessions or school ready checks, please get in touch.

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