All of the groups take place in my lovely garden art hut in Epsom, Surrey. At present I plan to run two groups in September. The details are below.
A therapeutic art and social skills group for boys and girls age 7-10
This group is for children who may find making friends, meeting new people and engaging in different social situations challenging.
The sessions will run on alternate Saturday mornings in the autumn term from 11.30-12.30. The dates for this term are 15th and 29th September, 13th October, 3rd and 17th November and 1st December.
The children will develop their skills and confidence through a range of fun communication games and art activities. Group art is a great way to make friends, share worries and be imaginative together.
Six sessions can be booked in advance for £120. This cost will include a pre-group consultation and a parents’ evening meet up to share strategies and provide support.
There will be no more than six children in the group. A small group feels safer and allows children to build relationships quicker.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a place or if you have any further questions.
A therapeutic art and social skills group for girls
I also run an ASD girls group (age 9-12) on alternate Saturday mornings from 10 am to 11 am in my art hut. The dates for this term are 15th and 29th September, 13th October, 3rd and 17th November and 1st December.
The atmosphere in the hut is always lively and comforting. My creative activities allow the girls to celebrate their differences and make friends. Worries are shared and solutions offered in new imaginative ways. I hope that everyone leaves my sessions feeling lighter and brighter.
Six sessions can be booked in advance for £120. This cost includes a pre-group consultation and a parents’ evening meet up to share strategies and provide support.
There are no more than six girls in the group. A small group feels safer and allows girls to build relationships quicker.
All members of my groups have access to my large home library of ASD books.
The children who take part in my groups find that creative activities make it easier to make friends.
“We made art pizzas and I got to know what interests I shared with the other girls. Making the pizzas was an easy way to find out about everyone. I took my slice home.”
“The art group was really fun as I enjoyed making a story out of fruit and vegetables. I touched food that I don’t like.”
“The group I visited which Simone ran at Christmas was run really well and appropriately for girls with high functioning autism. It was well paced and covered many areas where they can be socially challenged and allowed them to practice those skills in a safe and supportive environment. The activities were imaginative and girls remained interested and motivated throughout and clearly enjoyed the session.” Nora Lack, Occupational Therapist