SECRET AGENT SOCIETY

SECRET AGENT SOCIETY

The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Small Group Program is a breakthrough social skills program for 8-to-12-year-old children with social and emotional challenges, including those with Autism. The program consists of small-group child sessions, parent and teacher information sessions and resources, real-life practice missions and a system to monitor and reward skill development at home and at school.

SAS Evidence-Based Curriculum

The evidence-based curriculum captivates children with its espionage-themed games and activities including a multi-level computer game, Helpful Thought Missile action game, Challenger board game and Secret Message Transmission Device Walkie-Talkie game – The key to its success is that its fun!

Recognise simple and complex emotions in themselves and others.

Express their feelings in appropriate ways.

Cope with feelings of anger and anxiety.

Communicate and play with others.

Understanding levels of friendship.

Cope with team work, games and ‘losing’.

Cope with mistakes and transitions.

Build and maintain friendships.

Solve social problems.

Detect the different between accidents, jokes and nasty deeds.

Detect and understanding bullying.

Prevent and manage bullying and teasing.

SAS Multi-Component Program

SAS Small Group Program is a multi-component program that up-skills and empowers not only children with social and emotional challenges, but also the parents and teachers who support them.

The program includes:

Child Club Meetings:

WHR Allied Health deliver the sessions over 9 weeks for 90 minutes per session, including an SAS Cadet Handbook and gadgets.

Missions:

Weekly tasks to practise the skills learned in Club Meetings.

Skill Tracker Card:

Encourages and Rewards skills practice at both home and school.

SAS Computer Game:

WHR Allied Health provide you with access to the SAS computer game which is played at home or at school to teach children to recognise emotions in themselves and others, express their feelings appropriately and cope with social challenges. The game motivates your child to learn and helps them succeed in club meeting activities.

Parent/carer Information Sessions:

Whilst our recruits are completing their training, within the term we hold 4 x 2 hour sessions for our parents/carers. Sessions include an SAS Parent Workbook and pre-prepared presentation slides. We also complete a 3 month post program review with our parents/carers of recruits.

Weekly Teacher Tip Sheets:

We’ll get in touch with your child’s school and complete weekly liaison with teachers/support staff  to keep them informed about what children are learning and how they can support the application of skills in the classroom and playground.

Training Centers

2018/19 Recruitment training locations will likely include:.

  • Boorai Centre 4-50 Shell Rd, Ocean Grove
  • Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre, Merrijig Drive Torquay
  • Vines Road Community Centre, Vines Rd, Hamlyn Heights
  • Other locations available based on number of registered recruits

Costs of Recruitment

Cost to be recruited into WHR Allied Health’s Secret Agents Society: 

The total cost for the program is $3902.11 (GST does not apply).

If your potential recruit has an NDIS plan to provide the supports, we require that their plan contains the following at a minimum:

Pre-program individual assessment, intake + Post program review

Individual OT code: 15_048_0128_1_3

  • Intake with parents, educators and child.
  • Interpretation of results and progress reporting on outcomes for participants, caregivers and NDIS/treaters.

6 hours x $179.26/hr – $1075.56

Weekly club SAS meetings

OT group code: 15_044_0128_1_3

  • 9 x 1.5 hours face to face club meetings = 13.5 hours
  • 9 x 15 minutes pre and post club meeting set up = 2.25 hours
  • 9 x 30 minutes weekly liaison with teachers and summary of progress = 4.5 hours

20.25 hours x $59.76/hr –$1210.14

Weekly club SAS meetings (Therapy Assistant Support)

Therapy Assistant Level 1: 15_052_0128_1_3

  • 9 x 1.5 hours face to face club meetings (support role) =13.5 hours

13.5 hours x $45.66/hr – $616.41

SAS Kit and rewards

  • $300 funded for the kit and rewards associated with Secret Agents Society Therapy program. This is required to be a ‘Self-Managed’ support item which is payable to WHR Allied Health prior to commencement of program to enable ordering. We will create an invoice and submit this to you at the time of registration

$300.00

Parent sessions x 11.25 hours

  • Training for Carers/Parents is provided via 5 x 2 hour parent information sessions. There is also a 3 months post program catch up and re-enforcement of information completed which is completed as the 5th  This is required to be a ‘Self-Managed’ support item which is payable to WHR Allied Health prior to commencement of the program to confirm a position in the program. We will create an invoice and submit this to you at the time of registration

$700.00

 

 

The progress report informs caregivers and treating Allied Health providers of strategies participants have learnt so they can continue to be re-enforced for greatest long-term benefit to participants.

The Secret Agent Society small group social skills program can be applied for 8 to 12-year-old children with a range of social and emotional challenges such as:

-High functioning Autism / Asperger’s Syndrome

-Anxiety Disorders

-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) -Anger management difficulties

Other general challenges with friendships, team work, conversations or staying calm

SAS Computer Game:

The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Computer Game Pack and Small Group Program help participants crack the code of emotions and friendships. Junior Detectives graduate from SAS equipped with the skills to feel happier, calmer and braver while making new friends and keeping them.

SAS features an animated ‘secret agent’ computer game, Helpful Thought Missile action game, Challenger board game, Secret Message Transmission Device game and many more award-winning resources. The evidence-base, structured curriculum and captivating theme make this program one of the most successful of its kind in the world. The SAS program works with participants to teach them skills in:

Recognising how other people feel from facial expression, voice tone, and body language

Recognising own emotions from physical ‘body clues’ and thoughts, detecting early warning signs of anxiety or anger. Being aware of situations that are anxiety – and anger - provoking

Accurately reading social situations by integrating contextual and emotional clues

Using relaxation strategies to calm down when feeling anxious and/or angry

Being friendlier and more inclusive of others

Introducing yourself to others and talking with them

Group work and playing in a calm, co-operative way with others.

Solving social problems

Group work and playing in a calm, co-operative way with others

Coping with changes in routine to when trying something new

Solving social problems (in general)

Coping with mistakes

Accurately identifying and managing bullying

Secret Agent Society 1:1 E-Telligence Computer and social skills development program 

This program can also be utilised as a one on one therapeutic intervention for young people who require significantly more assistance to learn the skills required to gain most benefit from the SAS program. This can be beneficial for children in supported accommodation, in foster care or those that do not have a caregiver able to commit to the intensive input required to re-enforce skills in between weekly club meetings. In this instance requesting an individual quote for clients will be required.

 

For any further information please contact WHR Allied Health on (03) 5261 9037 or via email admin@whralliedhealth.com

 

Please note that other Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Therapy Assistant supports provided by WHR Allied Health will require additional hours to have been added to the Improved Daily Living Support Area within the plan.

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