Our Social Interest Groups aim to provide children with an opportunity to connect with like-minded peers around a shared interest, have fun and build their social confidence.
These groups do not teach social skills or follow a curriculum. Instead, they provide a safe space for children to socialise, develop friendships, cooperate and collaborate with peers in games and activities, talk about their passions and interests and feel a sense of belonging, all with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians.
Social Interest Groups will not be suitable for all children, as those attending require a minimum level of social understanding and communication ability to benefit from being part of the program.
To attend a group, your child must be able to consistently:
- use phrases or sentences to communicate using spoken words or an AAC device
- follow adult directions
In addition, your child must have an interest in the group activities for the group they attend. For example, please do not register a child to attend the Minecraft Group if they have no interest in Minecraft. They will not enjoy attending and will not benefit from the group experience.
If you proceed with a booking, you are acknowledging that your child meets the group requirements as detailed above.
Please note: If you register your child for a group but they are found to not meet the above requirements, their registration may be cancelled.
All groups are $350 and conducted over 3 days during week 1 of the Victorian school holidays. If a particular group doesn’t appear on the form after selecting your child’s grade level, it will be because it is sold out.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Payment in full is required to reserve your child’s place in the group.
Following payment, Okey Dokey will automatically issue a receipt of payment. No medicare rebate is available. For clients with Self-Managed or Plan-Managed NDIS funds, you can discuss eligibility for reimbursement directly with NDIS or your plan manager. Okey Dokey will not be able to process claims or issue reimbursements for NDIA Managed participants. Please note: Okey Dokey is not liable for any declined reimbursement from NDIS. Refunds are not available for cancellations or non-attendance to any session.
Only children in the grades specified will be admitted to each group.
Children registered to a group who don’t meet the grade requirements will be removed. Registration is subject to approval by clinical staff at Okey Dokey.
Terms and Conditions.
By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the Okey Dokey Terms and Conditions for group services. Please visit https://www.okeydokey.com.au/group-terms-and-conditions/ for a full list of our Terms and Conditions.
All families must abide by the Okey Dokey COVID Safe policies and procedures when attedning any group session at the practice. Please visit https://www.okeydokey.com.au/coronavirus-covid-19/ for a detailed list of these procedures.
Desserts & Decorations
This group will involve activities including decorating cupcakes, making chocolates, and creating decorations with fondant. Participants will have an opportunity to use their social communication skills and work cooperatively with peers with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians.
Minecraft & Minecraft Dungeons
This group will involve participants playing Minecraft or Minecraft Dungeons in small groups on the Xbox or iPad. Participants will play cooperatively with peers in survival or creative mode, complete missions in the game, and share their passion for Minecraft, with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians. Parents please note that Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons are rated PG.
Board & Card Games
This group will involve participants playing a variety of card or board games, such as Uno attack, Trouble, 5 Second Rule and Slapzi, in small groups. Participants will play cooperatively with peers, problem solve and socialise, with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians.
Weird Science & Slime
This group will involve participants making different kinds of slime and conducting experiments such as growing their own crystals and making a volcano erupt. Participants will follow recipes, experiment, problem solve and create, with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians.
Manga Style Drawing
This group will involve participants learning to draw characters in the style of Manga, a popular Japanese art style used in comic books and graphic novels. Participants will learn and create art in a group and share their passion for Manga and Anime with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians.
Jewellery and Craft
This group will involve activities such as designing and making jewellery with modelling clay, creating pony bead creatures, and making dream catchers. Participants will cooperate with peers, share ideas, experiment, problem solve and create, with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians.
Dungeons & Dragons
This group will provide an opportunity for those who have never played before or already have some experience with Dungeons and Dragons to come and meet other fans of the game and play in a supportive environment with an experienced Dungeon Master. Participants will have an opportunity to use their social communication skills and work cooperatively with peers with the support of Okey Dokey Clinicians.
Group Booking Form
By submitting this form, you agree to the Terms and Conditions on this page.