Redman Gall Psychologists is excited to introduce a new group social skills therapy program designed for children and teens on the autism spectrum on the Gold Coast

This program is based on the scientifically proven KONTAKT method, which has been shown to be highly effective in improving language and communication skills and social and emotional abilities.

The KONTAKT method is a therapeutic approach focusing on the emotional experiences and underlying feelings of school-age kids on the autism spectrum.

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Evidence-Based Therapy:

At Redman Gall Psychologists, we believe in evidence-based therapy programs for children and teens with autism spectrum disorders.

The KONTAKT method meets this need with its proven effectiveness and tailored approach.

Developed in Sweden, this program has been validated for Australian children and teens via Curtin University.

Cognitive-Behavioural
Principles:

KONTAKT-based group therapy program is based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) principles.

This approach integrates multiple areas, such as social skills, social cognition, social awareness, and problem-solving, providing a comprehensive program to support development.

Individualised Support:

The KONTAKT method provides individualised support by tailoring it to each participant’s unique needs and goals.

Each group, consisting of 4-8 participants and two trainers, ensures personalised attention and support for every child.

Program Structure:

Our KONTAKT-based group therapy program consists of 16 sessions, each lasting for between an hour and 30 minutes depending on age and program content.

These sessions are conducted over two school terms.

Each session includes a mission to improve a range of social skills including: social interaction and communication skills, social competence, problem-solving abilities, understanding of social roles, and self-confidence.

Parental Involvement:

At Redman Gall Psychologists, we understand the crucial role of parents in supporting their children’s development.

That’s why we encourage parental involvement in the KONTAKT program, working together to help children and teens on the autism spectrum reach their full potential. Parents are involved directly in a number of sessions and help their kids work through homework ‘missions’ in between group sessions.

Enrolling in the program:

If you want to register your child in our KONTAKT-based group therapy program, please call Redman Gall Psychologists to book an initial screening appointment or complete the form and we shall get back to you.

Screening helps us understand whether the KONTAKT group is a good fit for you and your child.

We’re excited to help your child develop the skills they need to thrive.

Please feel free to contact us if you require any additional information.

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or Call 07 55 622 867