COVID-19 Update May 2022

Gaming Group

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Minecraft™ is the very definition of unlimited possibilities. The open world is your blank canvas to build and create anything you like.

So what happens when you play with friends? What happens when you collectively set goals and targets? Can you work well with others?

Gaming Group is about learning to communicate, be self-aware, control your emotions and plan with others, using Minecraft™. Build your communication and problem solving skills, while having a lot of fun and making friends at the same time.

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Age

10-17
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Diagnosis

  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
  • Autism/PDD
  • Brain Injury (Acquired)
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  • Brain Tumor
  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Disability
  • Stroke
  • Williams Syndrome
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Benefits of using Minecraft™ for kids with Autism

Minecraft provides a fun environment where children are encouraged to participate in social interactions using the game. Gaming Group gives children the opportunity to understand the logic behind why people are expected to act a certain way in the game. The aim of this therapy group is to aid children to apply this logic to real-world situations, as well as:

  • Improve their ability to collaborate and solve problems with others
  • Adapt to situational changes and expectations
  • Improve social communication skills
  • Build on their strengths and interests
  • Foster positive social interaction with peers.
Program Structure

Gaming Group is available in both face-to-face and virtual formats.

Sessions are facilitated by a qualified therapist who supports the participants to develop and practise skills such as:

  • Social communication
  • Planning
  • Organisation
  • Attention
  • Self-regulation.

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