A quick update on this program being run by our Toowoomba team:
All of their boys are working on their gross motor skills (including coordination, balance and strength) and the group allows sports, group games and many different activities to be incorporated, making physiotherapy sessions much more fun and enjoyable. Most noticeable is increased participation throughout the entire hour, compared with a one-on-one therapy session.
In addition to this, all of the boys are working on their social skills as part of their occupational therapy goals. The group specifically provides the boys with an opportunity to practice this skill by interacting with their peers in a comfortable, familiar environment.
The feedback in regards to the group has been incredibly positive, and parents are reporting that all of the boys are thoroughly enjoying themselves and eager to attend every fortnight, which is our main goal: to make therapy fun.