program

Tech for Success Club (executive function and relaxation skills)

Everyday tasks, assignments and work deadlines can cause a lot of stress for families as young people can forget to do them or leave preparing for them until the last minute. Succeed uses robotics, coding, gaming biofeedback and 3-D printing as activities to teach practical executive function strategies, including focusing, organisation, and problem solving.

Why attend?

Some young people can struggle to show what they are truly capable of at school, work, or home, due to difficulties with focusing and organising themselves. Succeed provides a social, practical and motivating context for young people to learn these skills through the use of robotics, coding, gaming biofeedback, digital art and 3-D printing as therapeutic medium to teach executive function skills. 

How does it work?

Our therapy team provide the executive function and relaxation strategies whilst our partners at Project Bucephalus mentor the young people in the technical aspects as needed. Sessions are held for 1 hour per session for 4-35 year olds, 3-4pm fortnightly Saturdays (with a view to increasing to 1.5 hours per week depending on various factors). A parent/carer is recommended to attend the last 15 minutes of the session, to help individualise the program for the young person between sessions and to reinforce the skills being developed. 

Gaming biofeedback used:

What skills are covered?

Tech for Success Club helps young people learn how to: 

  • Effectively solve problems 
  • Recognise and control emotions 
  • Get organised 
  • Make a to-do list 
  • Break down a big project 
  • Get started on a task 
  • Manage time 
  • Improve sleep habits 
  • Use mindfulness and relaxation strategies 
  • Use a diary 
  • Study
  • Self monitor
  • Coping with competitions (optional – formal or informal) and ‘flearnings’ (learnings when things don’t go as expected)
  • Fine motor skills
  • Team work
  • Attention and concentration
  • Following instructions.

 

Models used during sessions include executive function training and biofeedback/relaxation training. Kinder, school aged and young adults attend separate groups on site. Children younger than five can attend with a 1:1 ratio where staffing permits (please ask for costings as the full client experience is included in the cost).

*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 (plus about $20 per session for case consultations with therapist) 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).