Social Skills Groups.

Our Social Skills Programs target children with a variety of language delay, developmental delay, and social skills deficits particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. No formal diagnosis is required.

We provide an environment that is supportive of the individual’s abilities and at the same time create the opportunity to develop compensatory skills required to optimise individual development and learning styles.

Our company name, Creative STEPS, depicts the use of the Arts to deliver a program to enhance and embrace participant’s individual personalities. We promote community participation and inclusion, and encourage learning through various modalities and individual interests.

We recognise that while the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorders are consistent, no one child with autism will have the same pattern of strengths and needs as another. Therefore, there is no one particular intervention or set of techniques that would meet the needs of all families.

Throughout our programs we follow the children’s lead during sessions and use their interests and behaviours as a learning process. For the children, this tends to be more meaningful and therefore a richer learning experience.

Our key program aims are:

  • To assist in the development of life skills, social communication and social interaction skills, and teach participants how to carry these skills into their everyday life.
  • To develop a positive sense of self-worth and self-esteem, minimise anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage everyday life.
  • To improve listening skills, receptive and expressive language skills.
  • To participate and enjoy being in a community group.
  • Understand feelings of self and others.
  • Enhance self esteem.
  • Develop friendships with individuals that are of similar age and development.

  • Our Social Skills Group programs operate on a Saturday for 8 weeks coinciding with the school terms. Each session is 90 minutes in duration. Children are grouped according to age and abilities levels. The social skills groups are a FaHCISA approved service.