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:
Skill Tracker Card:
SAS Computer Game:
Parent/carer Information Sessions:
Weekly Teacher Tip Sheets:
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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
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
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
-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) -Anger management difficulties
Other general challenges with friendships, team work, conversations or staying calm
SAS Computer Game:
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.
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.