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Gaming Group

Minecraft is an online three-dimensional video game that allows players the freedom of creating their own tasks and goals. While the game has no rules, there is an achievement system that provides a sense of accomplishment for users. The popularity of Minecraft has made it a useful tool to teach children how to use the game to explore executive functioning skills like:

  1. Self-awareness
  2. Exploration and flexibility
  3. Self-control and defeat
  4. Planning and organisation

Benefits of 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

For our upcoming workshops, Rocky Bay will be offering this program as a face-to-face session in both our Duncraig and Cockburn hubs, and also as a virtual session where users can log in from the comfort of their own home. 

For those who wish to avail of the virtual sessions, please be aware that you need to be willing to go onto a private server for the game, and to ensure that they have suitable internet access and the necessary hardware and software.

Therapy Group participants for the face-to-face sessions take part in each of the following:

  • 6x 2-hour group sessions
  • Costing also includes assessment, case notes and report

100% attendance is required for the best outcomes

Therapy Group participants for the virtual sessions take part in each of the following:

  • 6 x 90 minute Group Sessions
  • 30 minutes pre-group set up session with parent/carer. They will need to ensure they can access the game via their server. They will also need to ensure they can set up the TeleHealth session on a separate device
  • Costing also includes assessment, case notes and report

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

Who’s eligible for Gaming Group?

Gaming Group is best suited for children aged 10-17 years who:

  • have an interest in Minecraft or other video games
  • have emerging skills in understanding the thoughts and feelings of themselves and others
  • have the ability to express themselves

If you believe that Gaming Group is suitable for your child, register your interest and a Therapy Administration team member will contact you to confirm eligibility.

Upcoming Groups

Our July groups are currently fully booked up, but dates are now available for the October school holidays.

Cockburn, Duncraig and Mandurah Morning Sessions

  • 29, 30 Sept & 2, 5, 7, 9 Oct from 9:00am – 11:00am
  • 4 participants
  • 5.7 NDIS Plan Hours

Cockburn and Duncraig Afternoon Sessions

  • 29, 30 Sept & 2, 5, 7, 9 Oct from 12:30pm – 2:30pm
  • 4 participants
  • 5.7 NDIS Plan Hours

Virtual Afternoon Sessions

  • 29, 30 Sept & 2, 5, 7, 9 Oct from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • 2 groups of 2 participants with a therapist each that will share the same ‘realm’
  • Virtual group also involves a 30 min individual session the week prior to the group to ensure participants are well set up with their tech requirements.
    This is organised between the facilitator and the participant
  • 7.5 NDIS Plan Hours

These sessions are currently open for registration. 

REGISTER

If you require more information, contact our Customer Engagement Team during businesshours on (08) 6282 1900 or

Send an online enquiry

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