Many carers are concerned that their young person spends too much time indoors on a device. Or they are worried that their energy is not a good fit for learning in a classroom environment. Young people need the space to experience the calming benefits that nature provides, whilst socialising with others, igniting creativity and learning to take calculated risks that enhance development. Succeed seeks to capitalise on the inherent motivation that nature provides, to facilitate the development of school and handwriting skills.
Why do therapy outdoors?
Young people are spending more time indoors. The rates of loneliness, stress, mental illness, and physical deconditioning are on the increase.
Being in nature has so many benefits. At Succeed Healthcare Solutions, we skilfully use the natural environment to create learning opportunities for young people, whilst they foster relationships.
Daytime and night-time experiences allow young people to ‘go wild’ with their imagination. At the same time they can develop their independence, physical, sensory, cognitive and social skills.
What activities are covered?
- Water experiences by the dam
- Mud experiences
- Forest experiences
- Open field experiences
- Reading, storytelling and handwriting
- Bush art, craft
- Primary and high school readiness.
Run for an hour per week with our Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or Allied Health Assistants/Therapy Assistants.
- 10am fortnightly Saturdays at Frederick Marsden Youth Centre Kallangur.
- 3.30pm weekly at Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa (Stanton Road West entrance near lagoon)
Therapy assistants are available to generalise skills learnt during clubs to the everyday environment.
We are members of iNaturalist and Outdoors Queensland.
*Private hourly individual rate is $195 for therapist, or $90 for allied health assistant (plus $9 per session for case consultations with therapist). NDIS hourly individual rate is $193.99 for therapist, or $86.79 for therapy assistant (plus about $13 per session for case consultations with therapist). Approximate cost for the group Program of Support by therapist is $170 per hour, or by therapy assistant is $79 per hour (including case consultations with therapists) covering the complete therapy experience tailored to your young persons' needs (break down of fee schedule to be provided upon enquiry). Additional costs may apply for some activities and food (uncommon to occur).