Young people are more likely to learn when they are motivated and interested in what they are doing. In addition some young people learn best through hands-on experiential learning. Our thrill Seekers Clubs provide an active, fun, and supportive atmosphere to learn social, emotional, sensory, or physical skills.
How does it work?
Thrill Seekers Clubs are one hour sessions facilitated by an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or Allied Health Assistants/Therapy Assistants and encompass:
Ninja Warrior Club.
- YMCA Mango Hill (exclusive hire to reduce the sensory and social demands). When: 6.30-7.30pm Wednesdays. Ages: 8-17 year olds.
- Bounce Inc, Tingalpa (shared hire to generalise skills to the everyday environment, at a quieter time of day with the music turned down). When: 6-7pm Tuesdays. Ages: 7-35 year olds.
- Super performance Centre, Southport. When: 4-5pm Thursdays. Ages: 5-35 year olds. 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).
Features: Ninja rig, trampolines, gymnastics bars, air track, bouldering, rock climbing, high ropes and large floor space for games etc depending on the venue.
- YMCA Mango Hill (exclusive hire to reduce the sensory and social demands). When: 6.30-7.30pm fortnightly Wednesdays. Ages: 8-17 year olds.
Features: Structured ninja and parkour program to facilitate concentration, listening to instructions, waiting, turn taking, good sportsmanship, learning in a group setting, and physical development. Club members may explore the rest of the gym during the last 10 minutes of the session.
Location: Revolution Sports Park North Lakes. When: 9-10am (quieter) and then 10-11am (busier) Saturdays. Ages: All. Features: Trampolines, warped walls, indoor rock climbing, slides and air track. The venue is shared with the general public with softer music, to assist with learning to cope with slightly higher sensory and social demands than at YMCA. Want to stay an extra hour after the therapy session to socialise with others and practice the new skills? Easy Peezy – just pay privately for an additional session at the counter.
Ages: 5-35 year olds. 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).
Dance-Movement Club (in person or online).
Includes Generation Pound/Pound (drumming rock band movement workout using lightly weighted exercise drumsticks), Pilates, stretching, Nintendo Switch (ie Just Dance), choreographing a dance, African drumming, access to the gymnasium, and other styles of movement to music, adjusted to the abilities of the dancers. Also includes chronic pain management strategies as needed.
Location: YMCA Mango Hill (exclusive hire to reduce the sensory and social demands). When: 6.30-7.30pm fortnightly Wednesdays during Ninja Warrior Club on the springy gymnastics floor which provides great shock absorption and comfort. Club members may explore the rest of the gym during the last 10 minutes of the session.
Ages: 7-17 year olds
Dance-Movement Club online replaces Thrill Seekers Clubs that are unable to run during COVID restrictions. Ages: 4+.
For more information see: Pound for kids.
Models used during sessions include DIR Floortime, Secret Agent Society, UCLA Children’s Friendship Training, Social Thinking Methodology, Zones of Regulation, Peers for Adolescents, executive function training, and cognitive behaviour therapy amongst others. Kinder, school aged and young adults attend separate groups on site.